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What is disc bulge & facet arthropathy result in moderate narrowing of the left neural foramen mean?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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In brief: Vertebra

The facet is a projection from the spine that is the join of the vertebra.
Each vertebra has four two up and two down. Each of these make a connection to the vertebra above and below. This creates the space know as the foramen (aperture or opening) where your nerve root exits. Common space for disc to buldge into and pinch nerve. Arthropathy means " any disease affecting a joint".

In brief: Vertebra

The facet is a projection from the spine that is the join of the vertebra.
Each vertebra has four two up and two down. Each of these make a connection to the vertebra above and below. This creates the space know as the foramen (aperture or opening) where your nerve root exits. Common space for disc to buldge into and pinch nerve. Arthropathy means " any disease affecting a joint".
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