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... Ok. let me take a stab at this. Your spine consists of bone and discs. The bony parts are called facets, which are connected to each other at joints, called facet joints. Facet joints are on the left and right side of each facet. ... (2 replies)
... at allow the spinal nerve to exit the spine and go out to other parts of the body. A canal can be narrowed by a disc bulge encroaching on the canal, bone spurs, enlarged facet joints, tissue inflammation, etc. ... (2 replies)
... Your neck/shoulder/arm history sounds a lot like mine. I spent 15 years battleing it, with PT, Chiros, Epidural Injections, etc. All offered only temporary relief, and I got accustomed to the pain. For a long time neurosurgeons said my neck was just "old", but was not a surgery candidate. The most recent one showed distinct worsening, so now I will be having ACDF at C4/5... (24 replies)

... resulting in bone spurs and enlargement of facet joints. ... (4 replies)
... to go out to the area of the body that the specific nerve innervates. When this opening gets blocked by things like material from a herniated disc, bone spurs, enlarged facet joints, etc. ... (2 replies)
... to go out to the area of the body that the specific nerve innervates. When this opening gets blocked by things like material from a herniated disc, bone spurs, enlarged facet joints, etc. ... (2 replies)
... t says, "Bilateral uncovertebral hypertrophy causes moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing, left greater than the right. " In other words, it's caused by facet joint hypertrophy. ... (17 replies)
... rosurgeons, as I can't imagine living locked up like this forever. I know that some are doing microsurgery to open up the foramina. I'm not looking for disc or facet joint removal and fusion, just something to clean out some of the bone clogging up my spinal canal. ... (0 replies)
... Some people never notice any changes while others develop symptoms that cause pain or other issues. DDD can lead to problems like bulging or herniated discs, enlarged facet joints, spinal arthritis, and stenosis. ... (11 replies)
... the neurosurgeon can see specific reasons for your symptoms...like stenosis caused by a herniated disc, enlarged facet joints, etc. ... (1 replies)
... Here are results for my 3 most recent MRI's: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar: I've had back and neck pain for years. Every MRI I have gotten over the years I have had to beg a doctor to order for me. I've had lumbar and cervical studies in the past that have shown degenerative changes, osteophytes, and severe cervical stenosis that resulted in a C4-5 ACDF in Nov 2006. I... (0 replies)
... vertebrae make up our spine. There are two facet joints between the vertebrae of each spinal segment along the spinal column. The segments are numbered, you know like C4, C5, etc. ... (4 replies)
... Hi All, I'm a 45 year old woman who had a C4/5 ACDF in November 2006. While I had some initial relief in my neck pain after that surgery, it was short lived. Scarcely 12 weeks later my symptoms began to return. My neurosurgeon was a jerk and refused to listen to me when I told him I was having problems again. I finally turned to another spine surgeon in Nov/Dec of 2007 for... (3 replies)
... ed, the result is an irritated or compressed nerve. This can happen from swelling tissue or something that encroaches on the opening like a herniated disc or an enlarged facet joint. If a spinal nerve is irritated, it usually results in some pain. ... (6 replies)
... which can form along the disc and adjoining facet joint. ... (1 replies)
... n size, takes up more room than it should and ends up "pinching" or compressing a spinal nerve. Sometimes the result is just localized pain, but if it is in the facet joints, it results in the formation of osteophyte growth and joint enlargement, which puts pressure on the foramina and causes nerve compression. ... (1 replies)
... egeneration and stenosis. Intervertebral discs are the structure that separates the vertebrae of the spine. They act as a cushion and, along with the adjoining facet joints, are what allows us to bend and twist and enjoy movement in the back and neck. ... (5 replies)
... S1 the disc is beginning to lose moisture and is flattening, causing the disc space to narrow a bit. At this level the facet joints on both sides have slightly enlarged. There is a retrolisthesis...which is a spondylolisthesis that is slipping to the back. ... (1 replies)
... to a lesser extent, are affected with some indications of arthritis in the facet joints. ... (3 replies)
... Within the spinal canal in the lumbar region, the nerves run across the disc and under the facet joints. This little space is called the subarticular region or the lateral recess. ... (2 replies)


Associated Tags: central canal stenosis, disc herniation, l5-s1, mri, narrowing, pars defect, spinal stenosis

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