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What does it mean when your x-ray report says " there is mild superior endplate irregularities at C4-C5". Then it also says "the upper right foram?

What does it mean when your x-ray report says " there is mild superior endplate irregularities at C4-C5". Then it also says "the upper right foram?

Need to know symptom: Superior = top part. Endplate = part of bone that forms the "shelf" of the 4th & 5th vertebra in your neck. The irregularities (not a smooth surface) can point to spondylitis or arthritis of the neck. The nerves that come out from that level (C4, C5) go to the forearm & are used for sensation & movement. If you have symptoms in that area, the X-ray can explain it; otherwise, it's meaningless X-ray ...Read more

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Unsure of lumbar spine xray report meaning? Five lumbar-like segments are seen with preservation of the outlines of the pedicles. Mild narrowing of the disc spaces is seen from L1 through L4 with minimal endplate irregularity. Greater unevenness is seen a

Unsure of lumbar spine xray report meaning? Five lumbar-like segments are seen with preservation of the outlines of the pedicles. Mild narrowing of the disc spaces is seen from L1 through L4 with minimal endplate irregularity. Greater unevenness is seen a

Of: Of course I don't know what prompted you to get the xray. The report sounds like you have some degenerative disease (spine arthritis, effects of aging). The loss of height is most likely due to what is called compression fracture. This is when the vetebral body collapses somewhat usually due to trauma or osteoporosis. It can also happen in people who have cancer with metastatic changes to the bones.

If your doctor feels that your pain (if you have it) is due to the compression fractures, this condition can often be treated by interventional radiologists with a procedure called vertebroplasty. ...Read more

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What is endplate osteophytes?

What is endplate osteophytes?

Bone spurs: Endplates are vertebral body structures adjacent to the intervertebral disc. Each vertebra has a superior and inferior endplate, with a few exceptions. As one ages, there may be osteophytes that grow from one endplate, around the disc, toward the adjacent endplate, forming a bony bridge between two vertebra. ...Read more

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What does anterior body formation they found at the endplate of my L5?

What does anterior body formation they found at the endplate of my L5?

May be bone spur: I'm not certain. This may be a bone spur. It may be non specific and not going to cause any problems. Ask your physician for fuller explanation. ...Read more

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What does moderate Modic II endplate deegenerative signal changes on my MRI mean?

What does moderate Modic II endplate deegenerative signal changes on my MRI mean?

Wear and tear: Modic type end plate changes are a classification system for vertebral body appearances on an MRI. Modic type II means the vertebral body edges (end plates) show wear and tear. Type II changes are less associated with low back pain and lumbar instability than type I. Everyone's spine will show degenerative changes as we age. The Modic system is a way to classify these changes. ...Read more

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What is diffuse degenerative endplate changes wth extensive multi level disc osteophyte disease /implication?

What is diffuse degenerative endplate changes wth extensive multi level disc osteophyte disease /implication?

You have arthritis: In the spine effecting multiple vertebras, that could lead to pinch nerve in the back or the neck area. ...Read more

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Is endplate sclerosis directly tied to multiple sclerosis?

Is endplate sclerosis directly tied to multiple sclerosis?

No: Totally different process. Sclerosis in bone has nothing whatever to do with sclerosis in brain, except that they share the same old name. ...Read more

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MRI: "There is a small chronic Schmorl's node indenting the superior endplate of T5." What does this mean?

MRI: "There is a small chronic Schmorl's node indenting the superior endplate of T5." What does this mean?

Vertebrae: Are like building blocks.
With top-superior and bottom inferior surfaces= end plates.
The space between vertebrae are discs- like the mortar in stone walls.
The disc has a circumference which can break- ruptured disc. Or a segment can protrude up or down- schmorl's node into vertebrae due to deterioration of spine. Most are not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Mild wedging of T12 and L1 with associated endplate osteophytes appears degenerative Can you explain this (above) to me?

Age related likely: As we age there is wear and tear on our spines. Vertebrae are sort of rectangular in shape and as we age, forward bending (sometimes trauma) the front part can become compressed like a wedge. New ridge like bone may form to help stabilize, and these are called osteophytes. ...Read more

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What is moderate endplate spondylosis and tx for it? Also, what does minimal central canal and intervertebral neural foramina and tx for it?

What is moderate endplate spondylosis and tx for it? Also, what does minimal central canal and intervertebral neural foramina and tx for it?

@ your age it means-: -early signs of degenerative disk disease. You can only treat the symptoms. Also slow it down by activity modification. ...Read more

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What does abnormal signal intensity posteriorly in the midline at C2-superior endplate C3. Mild cord signal heterogeneity postiorly also at C5-6 in po?

See below: There is a certain "signal" or color that structures have as seen on an MRI. When the color is different than expected, they are described as abnormal. Just one possible cause of abnormal signal at C3 would be if you had a small fracture there, for example. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have endplate marrow edema at l4-l5 what should I expect?

I have endplate marrow edema at l4-l5 what should I expect?

Depends: Bone marrow edema is a nonspecific (and usually mild) finding on mri. It can be caused by trauma or infection (or post surgical inflammation). If you haven't had surgery on your back (such as a spinal fusion), may reflect local injury or inflammation. Your expected course depends on the details of your history and the cause for you. ...Read more

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Facet disease and osteophyte formation and endplate sclerosis, what is this?

Spinal disease: Basically those terms describe changes in vertebrae that are affected by arthritis or degenerative changes. Facets are the small posterior joints at each level of spine. Disease there is again a component of arthritis. Osteophytes are spurs which occur as areas of bone and joint are stressed and try to protect their structures. Endplate sclerosis is bony thickening seen at vertebral disc area. ...Read more

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What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?

What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?

Med definitions.: Spondy=spine, itis=arthritis or response 2 an inflammatory process. So U have arthritic changes in the T spine. End plate marginal osteophyts, means that @ the margins of the end plates, being the top & bottom surfaces of the vertebrae have spurs 4 which the term in osteophytes = this. Image is a 3-D reformatted CT of severe lumbar ostophytes. ...Read more

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What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. Bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?

What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. Bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?

OSTEOARTHRITIS: "DEGENERATIVE" arthritis (Wear and Tear) of the spine is most likely the reason for these x ray findings! ~

There is treatment
Consult with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Are small disc protrusion which contacts but doesn't compress the spinal cord and mild endplate spurring anteriorly the same thing? Both are at c4-5

Are small disc protrusion which contacts but doesn't compress the spinal cord and mild endplate spurring anteriorly the same thing? Both are at c4-5

NOT SAME THING: However, both are results of acquired wear and tear. The endplate spurring can be looked at like arthritis, the disc protrusion is indicative of a tear in the basket surrounding the disc, which results in contact with spinal cord. This is not yet a "surgical" issue, and rather, is potentially managed by conservative approaches, especially physical therapy. Do NOT see chiropractor!!! ...Read more

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Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Important in that...: ....U kno the source of Ur pain. It means U have arthritis in Ur thoracic spine. Ur PCP can Institute a treatment program 4 U. Image is a severe lumbar arthritis on a 3-D, , reformatted CT ...Read more

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C5/6 a broad based disc protusion with vertebral endplate osteophytes, what to do?

Maybe nothing: Those are fairly common findings, especially for weekend warriors. For patients with symptoms a collar can be effective in the short run. If persistent symptoms or disabilities may require surgery. ...Read more

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What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?

What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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

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Just had an mri of c spine. Don't know what it means. Severe right and moderatly severe leftneural foraminal stenosis. Endplate changes at base of c2?

Just had an mri of c spine. Don't know what it means. Severe right and moderatly severe leftneural foraminal stenosis. Endplate changes at base of c2?

Talk to the doctor: Radiology reports always include extraneous stuff that is not meaningful but to the point, the little holes on the lateral portion of your vertebral column where nerve roots exit are called foramina. Whenever the nerve roots get pinched, this is foraminal stenosis. Likely your problem, causing radiating pain down the arms. Talk to whoever ordered the MRI about the next step in your care. ...Read more

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I have endplate osteophyte and my back hearts really bad when its really cold out or if I pick up more then20 pounds and the back of my neck hurt at?

I have endplate osteophyte and my back hearts really bad when its really cold out or if I pick up more then20 pounds and the back of my neck hurt at?

Degenerative arthiti: osteophyte [bone spur, like a barnacle, ] can affect the root of the nerve or other degenerative vertebra where arthritis sets in, movements, poor body mechanics when lifting, overweight, cold air contracts muscles of back too and add to the problem espec. If any surgery in past /metal devices ect. Keep warm, , heta pad, take otc like aleve (naproxen), acetaminophin, see dr if get worse. ...Read more

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L5-s1 right paracentral disc extrusion 8mm extending 5mm below superior endplate s1 right l stenosis, abuts right s-1 nerve root help interpret plz?

S-1 Radiculopathy?: Real question here is the effect of the contact with the right s-1 nerve root, is there foot numbness or weakness, is there risk for future nerve damage into leg? An EMG can help objectify current integrity and/or future risk. Films do not necessarily advise surgery, and, the disc may dessicate over next 6-9 months and thereby shrink on its own, if you can be patient. ...Read more

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What does endplate bone marrow edema is decreased since previous MRI mean?

What does endplate bone marrow edema is decreased since previous MRI mean?

Appearance changing: That means that the amount of edema (like swelling) in the vertebral bodies has decreased compared to your earlier study. This may indicate improvement or treatment effect, however, these types of changes on MRI don't always correlate with the patient's symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is "diffuse disc space narrowing from L1 to L5-S1 with marginal osteophytes arising from the vertebral endplates."?

What is "diffuse disc space narrowing from L1 to L5-S1 with marginal osteophytes arising from the vertebral endplates."?

(osteo)arthritis: Whoever ordered xrays and gave you results should have explained results to you (or patient). More important than xray interpretation (no offense intended towards radiology colleagues) is why xray ordered in first place. While xrays may show evidence of arthritis, we treat patient & pain/debility, not xray. Sometimes, there can be lots of pain despite normal xray. Other times, no pain w/coincidenc ...Read more

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What does this mean? Disc height loss is seen in the mid-thoracic spine with small endplate osteophytes in keeping with spondylosis.

What does this mean? Disc height loss is seen in the mid-thoracic spine with small endplate osteophytes in keeping with spondylosis.

It means: That the findings are consistent with minimal arthritic changes. It means nothing else and doesn't indicate that there is a serious issue or even that the individual in question has pain, It is solely a radiographic finding. ...Read more

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Back hurting, X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?

Back hurting, X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?

Osteoarthriitis: Treatment varies depending on symptoms and physical examination from conservative treatment like pain meds, exercise, tens unit, massage, pt, chiropractor and neurosurgical management. ...Read more

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My back hurting X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?

My back hurting X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?

Diagnosis critical: There don't seem to be many physicians who have skills in diagnosing back disease. Some rheumatologists and some physiatrists and some orthopedic surgeons, but the findings you describe are probably not the cause or related to the pain. ...Read more