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What does posterior osteophytes seen from C5 to C7 associated with effacement of neural exit foramens mean ?

The x-ray report says posterior osteophytes seen from c5 to c7 associated with effacement of neural exit foramens what does this mean please help? I am a old lady from kenya aged 62 years. my names..Hadijah Hajj
Asked On : Tue, 24 May 2011
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hi Hadijah Hajj,
oseophytes of cervical regions means your vertebral body got degenerated as a result beek like or lip like structure develop at that area. this also known as lipping or beeking of vertebra.
neural exit foremen are the openings which help the spinal nerves to come outside from spinal cord through the vertebral canal. due to the degeneration and the inflammation develop at this area this foreman get narrowed and as a result the nerve which passes through will get congestion and pain along with numbness is the result
thanking you
Answered: Tue, 24 May 2011
ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
i think that that the degenerartion of vertibra ...
so some nerves paass throgh it..which is compressed and congested
Answered: Wed, 25 May 2011
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