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Doctor insights on: Ventral Cord Flattening

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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

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What is facet hypertrophy l Flatten the ventral thecal sac and encroach upon the lateral recesses abutment of the traversing nerve roots?

What is facet hypertrophy l Flatten the ventral thecal sac and encroach upon the lateral recesses abutment of the traversing nerve roots?

Pain and weakness: Can result from compression of the nerves that exit at the level of the narrowing caused by bony overgrowth of the facets (the area where the vertebral bones meet) In the lumbar region the nerves exit at a higher level and "traverse" the space next to the facets below this before they exit the spinal canal at a lower level. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?

Myelogram shows 3mm spinal cord compression with flattening of the ventral surface. Can this cause R arm pain, headaches & constant dizziness?

Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time to fully address your concerns. ...Read more

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My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?

My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?

Back Pain: This sounds like a herniated disc and/or degenerative disc disease which can cause severe back pain especially while sitting. This is more common in the lumbar spine but can be present anywhere in the spine.

You should definitely have your MRI looked at by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What is effacement of the ventral thecal sac?

Basically, it means: There is slight or minimal compression externally placed onto the outer covering of the spinal cord which can be from a variety of conditions usually not leading to any neurologic findings or even symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

Anatomic Position: During the study of Human Anatomy, it is important to understand what "anatomic position" is.
Anatomic position is when a human is facing forward, with the arms an hands at the side, with the palms facing forward. Everything in the front in anatomic position is anterior, in back posterior. The dorsoventral axis is used in vertebrate anatomy. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I flatten my lower abs?

I was just wondering how can I flatten my lower abs?

Work w a trainer.: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more

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What is severe bilateral defomity of the ventral sac and cord?

What is severe bilateral defomity of the ventral sac and cord?

Omphalocele: This could be omphalocele with or without rupture and extra-abdominal location of major organs. But multiple possibilities exist. Be sure to get your ultrasound from an expert. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this little pooch. Can I wear a neoprene belt to help reshape and flatten that area?

What to do if I have this little pooch. Can I wear a neoprene belt to help reshape and flatten that area?

That won't work: Abdominal fat is first to show and last to go. Wearing a rubber belt will cause you to sweat and lose some water which may make your abdomen look thinner, but as soon as you drink water it will return to its former size. Best way to lose the gut is the tried and true method of decreasing calorie intake and increase calorie burning by increasing activity. You can't spot reduce, fat is lost evenly. ...Read more

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What can I eat to flatten my belly?

What can I eat to flatten my belly?

Nothing; LESS food!: Many people say they 'rarely eat, ' but when they keep a food journal (day, time, what eaten, how much [oz, cups, etc.], calories, grams protein, and feelings or mood at the time -- writing everything (even 1 bite) down, you will see you may eat more than you think. Use myfitnesspal. Com to help track foods & exercise. If you are eating <1500 cal/day, get basal metabolic rate & thyroid tests. ...Read more

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Please describe the most effective way to flatten my belly?

Please describe the most effective way to flatten my belly?

A general aerobic: Unfortunately it is not possible to create regional fat loss by any method. Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Why is my thumb nail flattening?

Why is my thumb nail flattening?

Anemia: The commonest cause of flat nails is iron deficiency anemia.Spooning of nails also may result. ...Read more

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What happens if a ventral hernia ruptures?

What happens if a ventral hernia ruptures?

Strangulated hernia: The greatest danger of a hernia is the risk of strangulation. This occurs as a result of the intestines becoming trapped in the hernia and the blood supply becoming constricted. This is a sequela of an incarcerated hernia (one in which the hernia cannot be pushed back in). Incarcerated hernias should be evaluated immediately to prevent strangulation. ...Read more

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What exercises flatten my stomach quickly?

What exercises flatten my stomach quickly?

None!: It takes a good diet, regular "cardio" and resistance training, and often some weight loss to flatten your stomach. Beware of all the media that promise you miracles if you take certain vitamins or go on special diets. ...Read more

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What can I do to gain curves & flatten tummy?

What can I do to gain curves & flatten tummy?

Options: If diet and exercise don't work, you could consider seeing a plastic surgeon. The options for treatment of the tummy might include: coolsculpting, liposuction, or tummy tuck. It would take an in-person consult to determine which one would be best for you. ...Read more

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How can u get the hourglass figure and flatten ur stomach?

How can u get the hourglass figure and flatten ur stomach?

It is hard work!: Don't waste your money on "fat burners", laxatives, "cleansers", or anything else that promises an "easy way to lose weight." Sorry, but the only meaningful approach that is safe is appropriate exercise & making healthy food choices (avoid junk food & sugary drinks, watch portion size, moderate alcohol). Also, please review HealthTap answers on Body Sculpting. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to flatten my big arms. What is the best way to have sexy arms?

I want to flatten my big arms. What is the best way to have sexy arms?

You are normal: And feel confident with yourself. However if you want to modify this area you should do toning exercises with low amount of weights (1 to 2 lbs). Focus on bicep curls and triceps extensions. Improving your overall aerobic fitness will help you lose overall body fat. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chest binder to permanently flatten your breasts?

Is it possible for a chest binder to permanently flatten your breasts?

Unlikely: Surgery is the most common method for reducing breast size. Weight loss can also decrease breast size for overweight patients. Consult your local board certified plastic surgeon for your specific options. ...Read more

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Which exercises that help flatten your tummy are considered effective?

Which exercises that help flatten your tummy are considered effective?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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What exercise should I do to flatten my tummy if diastasis?

What exercise should I do to flatten my tummy if diastasis?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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How can I flatten my stomach muscles?

How can I flatten my stomach muscles?

Pilates class: One of the most popular and effective ways to strengthen your abdominal "core" muscles is with pilates. You can usually find them offered at many different health/workout centers. ...Read more

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What does the flattening of t wave v3 v2 mean?

What does the flattening of t wave v3 v2 mean?

Flattened T wave: Sometimes ischemia, and if appropriate stress test should be done. But it is also a normal variant and found in anemia, hypothyroidism, hypokalemia, thick chest wall, pericardial effusion, cardiomyopathy, hypoadrenalism, hypocalcemia. f/u /w /doc or cardiologist ...Read more

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How can you flatten a scar?

How can you flatten a scar?

Specialist: A plastic surgeon or a dermatologist may be able to minimize the scar tissue. ...Read more

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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What should I do about my flattening feet?

What should I do about my flattening feet?

Nothing: If they are symptomatic then there is treatment. ...Read more

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What sport should do to flatten the bdomen?

Any sport, really.: When we participate in sports, we burn calories. And burning calories helps us lose stubborn fat on the body. So technically, any sport will help you flatten the abdomen by burning the fat overlying the abdominal muscles. ...Read more