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Posted by: Francois | 2009/01/23

Cervical spine facet syndrome.

Doctor,

I had x-rays done on my neck - cervical spine.Please explain the following prognosis to me in more layman terms and what needs to be done to korrect this condition:
Cervical spine ( with obllique views ).There is multilevel cervical spondylosis,with disc space narrowing,and vertebral body,facet,and unconvertebral joint osteophytosis.
The C4/C5 level is most severely affected,and there is a Grade 1 degenerative retrolisthesis of C4 and C5.
Thewre is severe stenosis of the right C4 and C5 exit foramina and moderate stenosis of the left C5 exit foramen.
No cervical ribs or focal osseous are demonstrated.
Comment: Multilevel cervical spondylosis with severe right C4 and C5 exit foraminal stenosis.
Thank you for your reply.
Regards,
Francois

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Dear Francois

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

You can refer to the following link for detailed information about Spondylosis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_Spondylosis

Unfortunately, there is severe narrowing between your vertebrae and this will cause neurological symptoms in the areas supplied by the cervical vertebrae. You will have to consult a neurologist to assess your condition and consider fusion of these affected vertebrae.

Prognosis will depend on the type of therapy you choose and your physical response.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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