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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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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Degenerative Disc Disease (Definition)

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


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How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

How do degenerative osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease/degenerative disc disease differ?

Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral degeneration?

What is uncovertebral degeneration?

Joints of Luschka: That are found in the neck or cervical region between c3 to c7 with 2 to each level. They are not true joints but as the disc spaces degenerate and wear out, pieces of bone or uncinates come together from either side of thedisc space to form a joint like structure that is degenerative in nature. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral joint disease?

What is uncovertebral joint disease?

Loss of normal joint: Could be traumatic, degenerative as well as inflammatory. It is good to have diagnosis and treatment . See an appropriately trained interventional pain physician. Gabor racz md fipp abipp. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

Degenerative change: The uncovertebral joint is an interphase of adjacent cervical spine vertebrae located in either side and adjacent to the disc space and opening for the nerve root(neuroforamen). Degenerative changes of this joint is referred to as uncovertebral arthropathy. ...Read more

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What does having degenerative joint disease mean?

What does having degenerative joint disease mean?

DDD and aging: Degenerative joint disease is part of the process of aging, though it can be accelerated due to medication, structure damage causing additional wear on adjacent joint, or familial tendancy to this syndrome. It is the breakdown of the joint, often the spinal discs, causing nerve pain or simple bone pain. Medications (non-opioid) or surgery may be in your future. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of the shoulder. Results were moderate to advanced into joint disease of the left acromioclavicular joint. What does this mean?

I had an X-ray of the shoulder.  Results were moderate to advanced into joint disease of the left acromioclavicular joint.  What does this mean?

That's the only thng: All that means is that u have arthritic change in the ac joint . If no other findings, if this is symptomatic a simple ac resection will take care of the problem. This will b of help only if this is very symptomatic ; ur only complaint. B sure u r not missing anything else in the image findings. ...Read more

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What do this mean? Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic. Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally. Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera

What do this mean?  Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic.   Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally.  Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera

"Alignment : "alignment appears anatomic" means everything is lined up as it should be. "mild narrowing is noted at hip joint bilaterally" means there is some arthritis in the hip joint. "moderate bony spurring of the acetabulum bilaterally" means a little extra bone (like a little spur) has formed at the hip "cup" where the hip socket fits in, and is also arthritis changes. "phleboliths" just means calcium in a vein or vessel and is normal, it is a normal finding. ...Read more

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Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?

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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more