... Thank you for helping me. I am scheduled for a LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY on December 1, 2016 to relieve that nerve. But you stated there are other discs, the discs at L2-3 and L3-4 are also beginning to degenerate and are protruding. So does that mean more surgery in the future and do they look pretty bad also? My neck is also gibing me problems.
This is my Cervical Spine... (10 replies)
Osteophtes are bone spurs; in your case, that protrude toward the back of your spine in the low back area. Bone spurs are usually a sign of arthritis. (3 replies)
... posterior osteophytes is the narrowing of the spinal canal. ... (3 replies)
... hello I am from Mumbai , India . I am havin problem of loss of normal lordosis suggestive of muscle spasm and small posterior oste4ophytes in L3 , L4 please give me some information about it as I am having low back pain. ... (3 replies)
... what is small posterior osteophytes in L3, L4, L5 (3 replies)
... Hello. Nice to hear from you again, but sorry you are having issues. Did you leave anything out in the levels you included here...for L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1? Or, is this everything that was on the report for these levels?
Also, I question the wording of the L3-4 ..."which combination could cause severe central spinal stenosis...."
I will make a few comments now... (4 replies)
... I just met again with the neurosurgeon who recommended a three level laminectomy. He was unable to open the CD that had been downloaded. This time he said that the MRI doesn't match the right sided symptoms. He also said that for the most part, I had typical age related changes.
Here is the MRI report from 2 months ago
C2/c3 uncoventtebral hypertrophy with moderate to... (16 replies)
... Dear Doctors,
Please help me.
I am 58 years old women. I recently done the MRI for back and spin. I am not able to sit, stand or lie down. There is the diagnosis. Please advise speciality of the doctor to see. How to manage with pain? How to ensure that the pain does not increase. I am 238 lbs.
LUMBAR SPINE MRI
1 five non-rib bearing lumbar type vertebral bodies... (3 replies)
... Hi, have been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis 2 years ago and had another CT scan yesterday after experiencing pain for the past 3 days in right lower back and hip
my ct results says:
L1/2: No significant disc protrusion. The central canal and exit foramina appear adequate
L2/3: Minor disc bulge. The central canal and exit foramina appear adequate. Early facet joint... (2 replies)
... Hi- sounds like my exact situation. Still working through it and on Terterii66's advice I am getting a Flexion/ Extension x-Ray this week on Thursday. She is very knowledgable and has helped me find new direction. All of my radiology reports read like some of yours and there is nothing " unremarkable " about any parts of my MRIs/ Myleogram or CT scans. Right leg pain just... (19 replies)
... e thoracic spine to the right. A vetebral body hemangioma is noted at T11. Degenerative changes are in the mid to lower thoracic spince with small vertebral body osteophytes and degenerative changes. ... (19 replies)
... osteophytes. These osteophytes push backward, and press on the thecal sac. ... (2 replies)
... You can look for a "dermatome map" online to see specifically which spinal nerve innervates which area of the body. The foramen can be blocked by disc material, osteophytes that form as a result of degeneration, enlarged facet joints, etc. ... (7 replies)
... I injured my back in a parachute jump in 1996, I am now 48 y/o and still in pain on and off so I am considering if surgery will help me. Please someone look at my latest MRI result and shine some light (opinions, suggestions) into which direction I should take.
I guess my questions are:
A) Even thought I can manage the pain, and I am provided with 800mg 3 x day of... (5 replies)
... From L3 to S1, the report indicates similar problems. ... (7 replies)
... 7 months ago I had my first spine surgery and hopefully my last. I turned 57 last July, was an RN for almost 35 years. When I was 19 and a student nurse, on my physical exam the Dr. found I had scoliosis (right curve) of thoracic spine. I went to a specialist and curve measured 23 degrees. Dr. told my mom it wouldn't progress, now this was 1979. Fast forward to 2001 I was... (2 replies)
... The next level down has some of those bony growths called osteophytes and some signs of arthritic changes such as the ligament that holds the spinal segments together that is losing its elasticity and is hardening. ... (12 replies)
... Wow your information was helpful... I am hoping you can break my MRI down as well and tell me if surgery is an option for me...
FINDINGS: There is straightening of the normally observed cervical lordosis and diffuse cervical disc dehydration dhange. The posterior fossa is clear. Discogenic changes in the midcervical spine are most pronounced, characterized by endplate... (6 replies)
... ynovial joints in the body like the knee, ankle, elbow, etc. When there is disc degeneration, the facet joints often show signs of enlargement, develop fluid or osteophytes as a way to try to stabilize the spinal segment. ... (3 replies)
... Disc and osteophytes result in mild narrowing of the neural foramina at several levels as discussed above. ... (0 replies)