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Posted by: Chantelle | 2010/11/18

re: 1545 X-ray Report

Hi Doc
The x-ray report Cervical Spine -
There is a disc space narrowing noted at the level of C5/C6 with anterior and posterior spur formation.
There is impingement of the neural exit foraminae bilaterally at C5/C6.
Facet joint arthropathy is noted at this level.
A formal MR imaging is suggested for further evaluation.

X-ray report Thoracic Spine -
The spinal curvature is normal. The bones are of normal density.
Vertebral bodies and its appendages are normal.
The disc spaces are not narrowed.
Paraspinal lines are not displaced.
No paravertebral mass seen.

Conclusion -
No bony or disc lesion seen.

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Hallo Chantelle
OK between the vertebrae number 5 and number 6 the disc is narrower than it should be. Look at the picture under "Foramen" at http://www.accuspinadenver.com/glossary.html
You'll see that the nerve comes out from the spine between the vertebrae in a round hole. If the disc is narrowed, this hole gets smaller and starts pinching the nerve, which causes the symptoms. You also have some arthritis changes in the bone which can cause growths also pressing in on the hole.(spur formation)Traction may help (by a physiotherapist) or otherwise you may need to see an orthopedic specialist for an operation, if physio does not help.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/11/18

Hallo Chantelle
OK between the vertebrae number 5 and number 6 the disc is narrower than it should be. Look at the picture under "Foramen" at http://www.accuspinadenver.com/glossary.html
You'll see that the nerve comes out from the spine between the vertebrae in a round hole. If the disc is narrowed, this hole gets smaller and starts pinching the nerve, which causes the symptoms. You also have some arthritis changes in the bone which can cause growths also pressing in on the hole.(spur formation)Traction may help (by a physiotherapist) or otherwise you may need to see an orthopedic specialist for an operation, if physio does not help.
Dr Bets

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