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Suffering from vertigo. X-ray of cervical spine showing disc displacement and osteophyte formation. What does it mean?

I am suffering from vertigo from last one week. An x- ray of cervical spine was carried out with following reading: 1. Reduced interverbral disc between CV 5-6 is obsereved , slight posterior displacement of CV 5 over 6. 2. Antero-inrerior osteophyte formation seen at CV,4 5 & 6. inter- vertebral disc spaces preserved. 3. Nocervical rib is seen. Dear sir it is all greek to me. I am 77 years old. Kindly help me. Thanks. zaheer
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Hi Mr Zaheer
Thank you for your question to HCM.

It would be helpful if you can describe more about the vertigo like if it is positional and what are the factors which increase or decrease it. Is it a blackout or spinning feeling. The reason these things are important to know is the causes may be different.

The Xray findings you have described indicate cervical spine degeneration but if your vertigo persists I would recommend looking into other possibilities like vestibular or cardiovascular causes for your symptoms. A physician can conduct detailed examination to point out the cause however for a persistent vertigo degenerative cervical spine changes are unlikely to be causative.

Hope this is helpful. If you have any questions I will be happy to answer.
Answered: Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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