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Cervical spine MRI showing disc osteophyte eccentric to left, uncovertebral joint hypertrophy. Bilateral degenerative disease. Could you explain this?

MRI cervical spine with and without contrast. Findings stated that C4-C5 has a disk osteophyte eccentric to the left, moderately narrows the ventral subarachnoid space with no clear cord contact. There is a left-sided uncovertebral joint hypertrophy . There is also bilateral degenerative fact disease left greater left greater than right. There is minimal left neural foraminal narrowing. Would you explain what this means.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

The results of your MRI cervical spine shows minor abnormalities in the cervical region.

There are degenerative changes (which appear with ageing) and there is mild disc bulge.

Minor compression of the neck nerves are also reported.

At this stage, treatment is conservative (without surgery) with medications and physiotherapy.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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