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Hypertrophy (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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Cervical spine MRI shows Disc osteophyte complex & facet & ligamentous hypertrophy from C5-C7, effacing & narrowing the thecal sac to 8.4mm. Explain..

Cervical spine MRI shows Disc osteophyte complex & facet & ligamentous hypertrophy from C5-C7, effacing & narrowing the thecal sac to 8.4mm. Explain..

Arthritis.: Basically, these findings represent osteoarthritic changes of the cervical spine. These findings need to be interpreted with respect to your medical history. Arthritis elsewhere? Any history of trauma to the neck? Overweight? ...Read more

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What are the causes of reactive end plate changes in the cervical spine?

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 more

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I was asked to go for a.P.& lateral of the cervical spine. The result was that cervical spine is normal. Spondylotic changes are seen in vertebrae?

I was asked to go for a.P.& lateral of the cervical spine. The result was that cervical spine is normal. Spondylotic changes are seen in vertebrae?

Spondylosis: Spondylosis or spondylitic changes are difficult names for arthritis or early degenerative changes in the spine. Very typical, and early on, rarely responsible for pain as they are normal sign of getting older (sorry!). ...Read more

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I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis. Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?

I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis. Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?

More info needed: It sounds like you were evaluated by a specialist who made the diagnosis. If you have not, then consider an evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon. You may be prescribed a course of physical therapy and you will be taught proper exercises. ...Read more

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I had an MRI (no contrast) on my cervical spine. The findings report starts off saying, "On parasagittal MR imaging mild" what does that mean?

I had an MRI (no contrast) on my cervical spine. The findings report starts off saying, "On parasagittal MR imaging mild" what does that mean?

The information: Is incomplete. Parasagittal just means a particular plane of imaging, in the case of the spine it means a lateral or sideways view. But, "mild"......what? ...Read more

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My recent MRI of cervical spine shows reactive end plate changes. What does that mean and and shoukd I be concerned?

No there should be: No reason to be concerned as this just reflects that there are degenerative changes going on which is fairly universal as we age but can be present more in certain patients based on genetics and habits such as smoking. ...Read more

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What is mild generalized diminished t1 marrow signal, in the cervical spine, which may reflect red marrow reconversion.?

What is mild generalized diminished t1 marrow signal, in the cervical spine, which may reflect red marrow reconversion.?

Increased blood cell: As we age, our marrow should decreased production of blood cells and become fatty. This process can reverse (reconversion) for many reasons. The most common is a mild anemia; the most common reason for this is tobacco use. You will likely need some more testing to make sure nothing is wrong. ...Read more

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What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

Many things: As an example, family history of early degenerative arthritis, type of activity that you engage in and trauma. Please see you family physician. ...Read more

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MRI of my Cervical Spine There is disc degenerative changes with associated impingement of the thecal sac, exit neuroforaminal encroachment.

MRI result?: So- what does this mean? It is common for MRI of the c-spine to show degenerative changes. Impingement of the thecal sac is not normally concerning. It is unclear what is meant by "exit neuroforaminal encroachment". Was there encroachment or not? If it is there, this normally means nerve root encroachment, which can cause symptoms that affect the arms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a. Thoracic spine injury overlooked cause rapid degenerative changes in the cervical spine?

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 more

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Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?

It appears that: The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The block vertebra is a congenital or something you were born with which may also be a sign of other possible congenital issues in your spine or body so see a spine specialist if symptoms persist ...Read more

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Hi, Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?

Loss: Of cervical lordosis means straightening of the normal curve of the cervical spine. It can simply be positional or do to muscle spasm. Spondylotic changes basically mean degenerative arthritic changes at that level. ...Read more

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I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?

Cervical Spine MRI: The findings identify degeneration of the discs in the cervical spine causing compression of two hole in your spine (c5-6, c6-7). If you are having left arm pain, this may be the cause. Otherwise the findings are a normal progression of spinal wear and tear of a 56 yo spine. Please review the findings with the physician who ordered the MRI or a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. ...Read more

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My current MRI of cervical spine shows reactive endplate changes and large central disc extrusion at c3/c4 indenting on spinal cord. Should I Worry?

My current MRI of cervical spine shows reactive endplate changes and large central disc extrusion at c3/c4 indenting on spinal cord. Should I Worry?

Herniated disc: Not to worry but you should visit a neurosurgeon in the next week for evaluation and treatment. Hand tingling and weakness is a sign of cord compression. Do not do repetitive lifting and bending (housework/yardwork) until a neurosurgeon sees you because the weakness and numbness could worsen with these activities. Avoid contact sports or jarring exercises (running) too. ...Read more

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Help I did an MRI of my cervical spine and the result was posterior disc herniations as noted at c-4 c-5 with impingement straightening and reversal of the normal curvature on the saggital views. Mild disc space narrowing as noted at c-4 c-5. Posterior d

Help I did an MRI of my cervical spine and the result was posterior disc herniations as noted at c-4 c-5 with impingement straightening and reversal of the normal curvature on the saggital views. Mild disc space narrowing as noted at c-4 c-5. Posterior d

Hi,: Hi, what are your concerns/specific questions?

These results discribed are disk disease/degenerative changes, there is nothing described to tell of how sever eit is so it is difficult to know what the extent is without seeing the images. The most important thing concerning the MRI is to make sure the finding are consistent with your symptoms in order to tell if it is of any concern. As we age, most of us have the abnormalities as described in your report, but the importance is deciding if this is the cause of your symptoms. This should be done by your doctor.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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I have eds 3. Mild to moderate neck headache for 5 days on and off. Ct normal. Cervical spine instability? How can I tell? Dangerous?

Dynamic views: Instability of the cervical spine best evaluated in the lateral position - with flexion/extension xrays. Probably not dangerous. See md for full workup. ...Read more

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I have a CT on my cervical spine without contrast everything is good but how do I get rid of a mild degenerative disc at C6 and C7 r what kind of meds?

I have a CT on my cervical spine without contrast everything is good but how do I get rid of a mild degenerative disc at C6 and C7 r what kind of meds?

Let me help you: I assume you want to know what conservative treatment could done.
1-anti-inffalammtory medications (advil, naprosysen and others).
2-cervical traction which could be used any were.
3-phyiscal therapy.
Those the common method for conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?

Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?

Scoliosis: Is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without the benefit of your history and physical findings. People who have back pain and scoliosis are often evaluated by orthopedic specialists for pain management and treatment. At 29, your scoliosis is unlikely to progress. ...Read more

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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed. ...Read more

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What specialist treats cervical spine problems?

Spine specialists: These include neurosurgeons, pain doctors, rehab doctors, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. ...Read more

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Can car accident straighten your cervical spine?

Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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What happens if my cervical spine fusion does not fuse?

What happens if my cervical spine fusion does not fuse?

Cervical fusion: If a cervical spine fusion does not heal/fuse this is called a pseudoarthrosis. A cervical pseudoarthrosis can often be stable and not painful and does not always need treatment. If it is a painful pseudoarthrosis then an additional surgery can be done to make the level fuse. This usually involves a posterior fusion (placing screws and fusing from the back of the neck in addition to the front). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat cervical spine uncinate spurring?

What can I do to treat cervical spine uncinate spurring?

Depends on your: Level of symptoms. Generally, simple stretching and range of motion exercises especially in a hot shower can help. Isometric exercises as well as postural adjustments can be beneficial otc meds can help if no contraindications to their use. Smoking cessation is important. ...Read more

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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more