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Uncovertebral Joint Arthropathy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C3-4Right paracentral protrusion of disc osteophyte complex effacing thecal sac C5-C6 Right uncovertebral arthropathy w/mild right neuroforimal steno?
Yes!: What's the question? B sure U R Cing a spine surgeon, he/her is the 1 2 ask. ...Read more
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