Neurology Community
What does it all mean
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What does it all mean

CT Scan findings:There is a anterior interbody bone plate fixation of C3-C4-C5--C6. there is not evidence of fracture or subluxation. There is ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament region primarily at c3-c4. this results in canal diameter narrowing to 0.65 cm. lateral recesses are patent throughout.

Impression- Shows Ossifications of the posterior longitudinal ligament primarily at C3-C4 with narrowing of the Thecal sac diameter.
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there. Cervical spine stenosis implies canal narrowing with possible neural compression. the various causes could be acquired degenerative changes and the components that contribute are facets; hypertrophy or arthropathy, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, posterior longitudinal ligament OPLL, vertebral body spurs, intervertebral disk and epidural fat. Stenosis of central cervical spine may result in myelopathy from cord compression. Treatment can be conservative like rest, physical therapy with strengthening exercises for paraspinal musculature, bracing, NSAIDs, antispasmodics. Surgical decompression is indicated if one experiences incapacitating pain, claudication, neurological deficit and myelopathy. Hope this helps. Take care.


Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there. Cervical spine stenosis implies canal narrowing with possible neural compression. the various causes could be acquired degenerative changes and the components that contribute are facets; hypertrophy or arthropathy, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, posterior longitudinal ligament OPLL, vertebral body spurs, intervertebral disk and epidural fat. Stenosis of central cervical spine may result in myelopathy from cord compression. Treatment can be conservative like rest, physical therapy with strengthening exercises for paraspinal musculature, bracing, NSAIDs, antispasmodics. Surgical decompression is indicated if one experiences incapacitating pain, claudication, neurological deficit and myelopathy. Hope this helps. Take care.


Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank You
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1426651955
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
900662_tn?1380159390
Blank
johnniebear
chicago area, IL
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
11119474_tn?1428705770
Blank
davincidanes
Rockwood, TN