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  • kaitosg
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    Hello,

    Could you help interpret the radiology results? Possibly a diagnosis?

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    There is loss of lordosis. Spondylosis is present. Alignment of the bones is intact.

    Disc spaces are not significantly narrowed. There is suggestion of calcification of the posterior longitudinal ligament at C5 level.
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    Thanks!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I can help with interpretation but a diagnosis requires much more that x-ray results. Loss of lordosis could be from degenerative disc changes or simply positioning when the x-ray was taken. It may not mean much.

    Spondylosis simply means degeneration of discs or facets. It may or may not mean much. Disc spaces significantly narrowed means degenerative disc disease and would fit with loss of lordosis from degenerative discs.

    Calcificantion of the posterior longitudinal ligament at C5 may mean an old injury, ossification of the PLL (a disorder more commonly seen in Asians) or a calcified disc herniation.

    Again- x-rays are used in conjunction with a history, physical examination and other tests (MRI etc.) to come up with a diagnosis.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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