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What is a uncovertebral joint?

The uncovertebral joint is also known as the Luschka's joint. Theseare bone spurs that occur when the third through seventh cervicalvertebrae meet.

Uncovertebral joint spurring?

Uncovertebral joint spurring occurs from the body's response fordiminishing spinal stability. Conditions that cause this includesosteoarthritis and disc degeneration.

What symptoms would be caused by a small posterior midline disk herniation at c5 and 6 With a mild narrowing of the left neural foramen at this level secondary to uncinate process hypertrophy?

Many patients with back pain, leg pain, or weakness of the lower extremity muscles are diagnosed with a herniated disc. When a disc herniation occurs, the cushion that sits be (MORE)

What is a uncovertebral joint osteophyte formation?

Uncovertebral joints, which are smaller joints out to the side where the vertebra normally approximate one other so they're further out laterally. This is a reasonably comple (MORE)

What is facet hypertrophy and uncovertebral hypertrophy?

Facet hypertrophy is when the spine's facet joints enlarge anddegenerate causing stiffness, discomfort, pain, mobility issues, orhunched back. Unconvertebral hypertrophy is wh (MORE)