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What Causes Hypertrophic Cervical Spine Changes
Arthritis: Wear and tear of the joints about the spine. ...Read more
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
Usually HPV virus: Dysplasia is one of the early steps in mucosal transformation. The phenotypic structure of the mucosal cells begins to transform toward malignant phenotype and can be picked up on Pap. With newer monoclonals defining the immunogenic protein characterizing cervical Ca changes, normal mucosal cells can be shown to expression tumor protein even though the cells look normal, the ImmunoPap. ...Read more
Degenerative changes to the thoracolumbar spine including the costovertebral joints. Could someone explain?
These are most : Likely normal age related changes that can be accelerated by being obese, a smoker or having a family history of arthritis. Generally, these are more apparent in men v women at an earlier age but more prevalent as we enter middle age with this increasing with age. Most do not have symptoms. ...Read more
Prominent disc space narrowing and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Could spinal decompression cure, what is best?
Depends on Symptoms: This describes a finding on an x-ray that is associated with degenerative changes. Treatment should be based on symptoms. Neck pain with underlying degenerative findings is typically treated initially with over the counter medications, stretching, heat. If not responsive then formal physical therapy is often the first prescribed treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes reversal of cervical lordosis and how serious is it combined with DDD , Stenosis and herniated discs ?
Is it possible for a. Thoracic spine injury overlooked cause rapid degenerative changes in the cervical spine?
Neck arthritis: Myelopathy from spinal cord pressure is usually from disk bulges or herniations, bone spurs, ligament thickening from the degeneration ("aging") process ("arthritis" or spondylosis). People born with small canals and tendency for degeneration are more likely to get it than people born with large canals (the channel for the spinal cord). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narrowing: Stenosis is a condition where the tube inside the spine, the canal, is narrowed and potentially pinching on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness. It can be a problem from birth (congenital) or due to aging, injury or disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks
Interesting Question: Most likely the answer is that you yourself are not symmetric in any way shape or form. There are asymmetries found in your body and spine all the time and which leads to the disc herniation also being asymmetric. Another common reason is that the ligament that hold the disc in place does not cover the whole disc only the central part, which leads to the disc herniation going to one or the other ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.
Structural changes: With a history of neck injury in 2007, the ct results most likely describe the changes in your spine since the accident. It will be useful to compare your scan to previous studies, looking for deterioration. Check with your doctor to see if the ct changes are old or new, and whether further evaluation or treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most do not: If spinal cord impinged, however, some problems may occur. Be seen and discuss re neurologist consult. ...Read more
Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?
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