Top
10
Doctor insights on: Uncovertebral Joint Arthropathy

Share
1

1
What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 doctors shared insights

Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


2

2
What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

Degenerative change: The uncovertebral joint is an interphase of adjacent cervical spine vertebrae located in either side and adjacent to the disc space and opening for the nerve root(neuroforamen). Degenerative changes of this joint is referred to as uncovertebral arthropathy. ...Read more

3

3
What is uncovertebral joint disease?

What is uncovertebral joint disease?

Loss of normal joint: Could be traumatic, degenerative as well as inflammatory. It is good to have diagnosis and treatment . See an appropriately trained interventional pain physician. Gabor racz md fipp abipp. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What causes facet joint arthropathy?

What causes facet joint arthropathy?

Age and/or injury: Usually with age, facet joint degenerative changes occur as the discs become degenerative and narrow in height it alters the mechanics of the facet joints at the same levels. Injury to the joints and obesity which can overload the joints can lead to facet joint arthropathy or degeneration. Exercise may be protective. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What exactly is facet joint arthropathy?

What exactly is facet joint arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What can be done for facet joint arthropathy?

What can be done for facet joint arthropathy?

Some things!: Lose unnecessary weight. Try to improve lumbar lordosis, which paradoxely associated with tight hamstrings try a gravity inversion table. Finally strengthen your muscular core. Take an nsaid. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Degenrative disc disease & facet joint arthropathy, what to do?

Exercise: Exercise. Regular aerobic exercise, 30 minutes at least three days a week can reduce pain. Strengthen your core muscles (back and tummy). Physical therapy can guide you in these. A rehabilitation specialist or spinal specialist can also guide you. ...Read more

8

8
How serious is this? Diffuse disc buldge with facte joint arthropathy at L5 s1 level, indenting the thecal traversing nerve roots?

How serious is this? Diffuse disc buldge with facte joint arthropathy at L5 s1 level, indenting the thecal traversing nerve roots?

It's a description: Of a picture. A picture is not a diagnosis. Physical exam findings and the degree of your pain or disability should dictate the seriousness of a problem, not a snapshot at a moment in time. Your doctor will tell you what this means with all the information at hand. ...Read more

9

9
Is it ok to continue to train for triathlons with mild l5/s1 facet joint arthropathy( just right side) from an injury 6 months ago? I'm just 22

Is it ok to continue to train for triathlons with mild l5/s1 facet joint arthropathy( just right side) from an injury 6 months ago? I'm just 22

Yes You Can: You will get over this. It is not over, at least not yet ;). Start a physical therapy/exercise program, remember start slow and take your time to get back to health and strength. Look at all those athletes out there in the world, they take their sweet time before getting back on the field. It must all mean something... Facet injections/Treatments are also helpful if you are not improving. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer