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What is uncinate hypertrophy of the c3 c4 with moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis?
The uncinates or uncovertebral joints are joints only found in the part of the spine that is in the neck (the cervical spine). When the uncinates hypertrophy, that means that they have gotten bigger. This usually occurs as a result of osteoarthritis or what is better termed as degenerative joint disease. There are also holes in the spinal column from which nerves come out. These nerves come from the spinal cord and go to every tissue in your body. Sometimes this hypertrophy or enlargement of the uncinates can encroach upon these holes that the nerves come out of, and can "pinch" or compress those nerves. That is foraminal stenosis, foramen just means hole, & stenosis just means narrowing. Therefore the answer to your question is enlarged joints in your cervical spine that are narrowing the holes that the nerves come out of. C4 & C4 just describes what level is affected, the 3rd and 4th cervical vertebrae from the top.
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Answer A disc is a cartilage component that separates 2 vertabrae. By separating these two structures, it allows a space for 2 spinal nerves to exit, one …on each side. A spinal nerve is a nerve that comes directly from the spinal cord. Spinal nerves are always in pairs. They extend from the cord and exit bilaterally through the neural foramen, or "spinal nerve holes." When a disc bulges, it decreases in height. By doing this, the size of the foramen are decreased. The foramen are determined by the disc height. As a disc degenerates, the foramen becomes more and more narrowed. The spinal nerves can be put in great danger if the disc continues to degenerate. A chiropractor is the answer to this problem. Surgery should be a last resort. It's like a hard boiled egg. It can't be unboiled. Thomas A. Bea
An explanation of neural formainal stenosis: Neural foraminal narrowing is a common result of disc degeneration. Spinal nerves pass through an opening in the spinal co…lumn known as the foramen. The process of disc degeneration or bulging causes the foramen to become narrower. Once the foraminal opening reaches a point of compressing the nerves inside the spinal column, pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness often occur.
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Uncinate hypertrophy is usually caused by osteoarthritis. This occurs when joints in the neck and spine grow bigger than normal.
Moderate left foraminal stenosis is compression of the cervical spinal nerves that travel through a narrowing of the foramina. Causes of the narrowing include herniated di…sc material and bone spurs in the neck.
The Radiology report indicates that there's a a narrowing (stenosis) on both sides (bilateral) of the foramen, which are the holes through each vertebrae where the nerves exit…. Stenosis common in most people as they age, though it can happen faster in cases where there's a spinal degeneration problem or other disease.
Moderate foraminal stenosis is the gradual constriction of the foraminal nerve passageways in the spinal column. Forminal stenosis occurs as we age and causes pain in the …back at the sight of the compression.
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My wife has been diagnosed C5/6 spondylosis with bilateral exit foraminal stenosis. 1.Can this condition cause severe headaches. 2.What is the best way to treat this… condidtion.
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Whats this mean- there may be compromise of the left c8 nerve root - right lateral recess and right neural foraminal narrowing are present at c3-4 due to spondylosis and uncinate process hypertrophy?
Spondylosis refers to degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the centra of the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foraminae. In this condition the interfacetal joints a…re not involved. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory and/or motor disturbances, such as pain, paresthesia, or muscle weakness in the limbs. When the space between two adjacent vertebrae narrows, compression of a nerve root emerging from the spinal cord may result in radiculopathy (sensory and motor disturbances, such as severe pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, back, and/or leg, accompanied by muscle weakness). Less commonly, direct pressure on the spinal cord (typically in the cervical spine) may result in myelopathy, characterized by global weakness, gait dysfunction, loss of balance, and loss of bowel and/or bladder control. The patient may experience a phenomenon of shocks (paresthesia) in hands and legs because of nerve compression and lack of blood flow. If vertebrae of the neck are involved it is labelled cervical spondylosis. Lower back spondylosis is labeled lumbar spondylosis. (Source wikipedia)
A foramen is a hole. Stenosis is a narrowing of that hole. Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae that are named by their region (cervical, thoracic, & lumbar - C…, T, & L) & the number from the top. L4 & L5 are the 4th & 5th lumbar vertebrae, & they are the lowest vertebrae in the spine. L4 & L5 come together and form a hole on each side (right and left) that is called a neural foramen. Out of that neural foramen comes your right and left L4 nerve. If there is foraminal stenosis at the bilateral L4-5 foramina, then you may be encroaching upon or pinching those right and left L4 nerves.
What does moderate bilateral inferior foraminal narrowing contributed to by mild facet arthropathy and hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum mean?
The discs in your back are separated by what are called Facets, one on left. one on the right that are placed up and down (bilatteral. ) Screw it, basically what it means is t…he the "facets" are breaking down and can cause two discs in you back to be touching each other. But if it's mild than try to do some strengthing to your back muscle and maybe that will help the arthropath and hypertrophy to help you back ligamnts and slow down the process of any degenerative facets.
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The C3 and C4 are 3rd and 4th cervical vertebra. They touch each other toward the posterior surface at the facets. The term mild hypertrophy means that there is a little more …than normal the amount of bone there. See link below:
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