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What Causes Hypertrophic Cervical Spine Changes
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Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
Mri reports says --- uncinate and foramenal hypertrophy in the cervical spine. What does this mean?
Arthritis: They are arthritic overgrowth of bone in the fine structures of the cervical spine. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My MRI shows uncinate and foramenal hypertrophy in the cervical spine. What is this and does it require surgery?
Degenerative changes: These changes refers to degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Surgery or not depending on your symptoms, severity of the degenerative changes & outcome expectations. Mri findings alone do not dictate the need for surgery. Please consult with your dr. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I've recently had an MRI of my cervical spine and will not see he dr. To review until monday. It shows generalizd posterior disc bulge that combines with bilateral uncovertebrlregion hypertrophy t create mild to moderate bilateral foraminal and mild centr
See below...: With age we all unfortunately lose water and cartilage in our discs. This can cause the discs to bulge and is commonly seen on mri. Disc bulges and bone spurs from the uncovertebral joints that compress nerves can cause arm pain, weakness, and numbness. I would follow-up with your doctor to determine if your symptoms are related to the changes seen on mri. ...Read moreGet help now ›
MRI cervical spine shows mild narrowing thecal sac at c5-c6, minimal bulge with joint hypertrophy. What does that mean?
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Aging/activity: As we get older we develop some degree of osteoarthritis in many of our joints. The speed of these changes depends on the wear and tear/trauma or how much activity we have and are enduring. Reactive endplate changes may be considered some of the earliest changes in osteoarthritis we can get. In my opinion theses are common in people in their 40's and do not mean severe disease is going to occur. ...Read moreGet help now ›
What does reactive end plate changes in the cervical spine mean and what are the possible causes and treatment ?
It means spurs-: -reacting 2 an underlying process, & at your age group, most likely mild arthritis which is an inflammatory process, & the body reacts 2 this forming spurs. If they are large which you do not say it may B more advanced. If symptomatic, NSAIDS help if you can take them. Activity modification also. If need eval, see a fellowship trained spine surgeon, or start with a rheumatologist. Sorry no pics ...Read moreGet help now ›
Is it possible for a. Thoracic spine injury overlooked cause rapid degenerative changes in the cervical spine?
Probably not: Degenerative changes are most common in the cervical and lumbar spine. I doubt old injury to thoracic spine had any effect unless cervical spine injured at same time. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?
Probably not: This sounds more likely to be osteoarthritic changes. While ank spongy causes calcification of the spinal ligaments, true spur formation is an osteoarthritic characteristic. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Benign nerve growth: A neuroma is a benign tumor or overgrowth of nerve cells which may grow from the nerve or be due to a focal injury. Neuromas can occur anywhere a nerve is. A cervical spine neuroma arises from nerves exiting the spine in the neck region. Many are small, and cause no problem. Larger ones or ones affecting muscle and pain function need evaluation. Your neurologist can help. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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