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Reactive endplate changes irregularity

Can anyone tell me what reactive endplate changes acute on chronic, irregularity means? I have that at three spots in my cervical spine along with all of that other crap. And also retrotheists? Not sure if that's the right spelling? Thanks. With all of these things going on in there it causes a lot of worry for me.


  • AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
    edited 12/01/2013 - 1:02 PM
    that came up in one of my MRIs, but was worded differently. Anyhow the endplates are a thick bony pad where the disc and the vertebrae connect. I was told anytime there is DDD, that can happen. I did some research and found an interesting study where they discussed endplate fragments found in herniated disc matter, and were theorizing that herniated disc could be more related to endplate degeneration than spinal pressures of everyday movement. Just a theory, I will send you the study via PM when I find it. I bookmark so many things.
  • Thank you for the info. I know what most things mean on the MRI but wasn't sure what that meant. I will have to write things down and ask the surgeon lots of questions.
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