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What Does It Mean To Have Degenerative Disc Syndrome
Let's see: Between each vertebral body is a cushion called an intervertebral disc. These act as so-called shock absorbers to the spine. With aging and with overuse and with trauma and for unknown reasons, these disc lose their elasticity, stamina and durability and deteriorate. This can place stresses on the spine (cervical, thoracic & lumbar) and cause a myriad of symptoms and problems. They wear out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more
What does normocephalic, atraumatic without any lesions mean? I have degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, herniated discs, empty cell syndrome, atypical hemangioma in l10 spine.
Can degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and/or scapulothoracic bursitis cause excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness?
Different: degenerative disc disease can occur in the absence of arthritis, but it can cause a focal arthritic process. Every situation is different. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, degenerative disc disease puts more stress on the joints of the spine and increases the likelihood of arthritis in those specific facet joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is meant by minimal evasive back surgery for degenerative disc. What is done during this procedure?
Variety : There are a variety of things that can be done depending on the diagnosis. Minimally invasive refers to making smaller incisions, sometimes working with a microscope to accomplish the same thing as that done through a large incision. The advantage is less pain and recovery time. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Let me try to help: (DDD) is the gradual degeneration of the discs that reside between the vertebrae in the spine. ...Read more
Findings: mild anterior osteophytosis noted. Mild disc space narrowing at l5-s1. Conclusion: degenerative disc desease. What does this mean?
What does it mean stable mid multilevel degenerative disc disease and no signal abnormality within the cord or abnormal enhancem severe pain and burning and itching
There : There are many worn out disks in your mid spine (likely thoracic) which are not causing damage or swelling in the spinal cord. There is no other enhancement in the spinal cord suggestive of other diseases like cancer. The MRI is stable and not changed from your last mri. Please discuss your symptoms and MRI scan with a neurologist, interventional pain doctor or spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?
Arthritis of spine: The end plates on either side of each vertebral bone articulate with the end plates of the ones above and below it. These can become enlarged over time with degenerative arthritis or following trauma. Eventually the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed and pain sensitve structures like spinal nerves get pinched. ...Read more
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