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What does degenerative change in the lower uncovertebral joints ?

Can you please explain my x-ray of cervical spine as follows: There is a straightening of the normal cervical lordosis . There is spondylotic change with marginal osteophyte formation from C3 down and there is disc space narrowing at C5/6 and more markedly C6/7. There is moderately pronounced osteophytic narrowing of the left 6/7 foramen and milder osteophytes on the right at 5/6 and 6/7. There is degenerative change in the lower uncovertebral joints . Female age 50
Asked On : Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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This appears to be degenerative arthritis of her cervical spine, some of the bony pieces pressing on the nerves of her right upper limb. She needs physiotherapy for relief from neck symptoms and possibly surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerves. Kindly discuss with the Orthopaedician in this regard.
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