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What is bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Facet Ligament hyper

The process of degeneration in the back part of the spinal canal.
The joint (facet) breaks down and will increase (hypertrophy) in size. This is a normal aging process is most spines. If the enlargement compresses nerves, leg pain may clinically be present.

In brief: Facet Ligament hyper

The process of degeneration in the back part of the spinal canal.
The joint (facet) breaks down and will increase (hypertrophy) in size. This is a normal aging process is most spines. If the enlargement compresses nerves, leg pain may clinically be present.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Facet Arthropathy

Facet arthropathy/arthritis and ligamentous hypertrophy suggests the covering over the facet joint and spinal canal is thickening.
These are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist if your need help with this.

In brief: Facet Arthropathy

Facet arthropathy/arthritis and ligamentous hypertrophy suggests the covering over the facet joint and spinal canal is thickening.
These are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist if your need help with this.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Kenneth Casey
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The 'knuckles

The facet joints let us move our spine in six degrees of freeedom. When we place it under excessive strain, the joints and ligaments thicken to adapt to the load.
One example would be a football palyer, whose back joints undergo successive 'hits' throughtouth the season-they will thicken over time.

In brief: The 'knuckles

The facet joints let us move our spine in six degrees of freeedom. When we place it under excessive strain, the joints and ligaments thicken to adapt to the load.
One example would be a football palyer, whose back joints undergo successive 'hits' throughtouth the season-they will thicken over time.
Dr. Kenneth Casey
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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Arthritis

This means there is arthritis of the joints and ligaments on the posterior part of the spine.
This can lead to narrowing around the nerves going to the legs, referred to as stenosis.

In brief: Arthritis

This means there is arthritis of the joints and ligaments on the posterior part of the spine.
This can lead to narrowing around the nerves going to the legs, referred to as stenosis.
Dr. Atif Haque
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