I was just diagnosed at age 36 with cervical lordosis, uncovertebral osteophytes most pronounced at c4-5 and c5-6. moderate to severe right foraminal narrowing at c4-5 and mild left sided foraminal narrowing at c5-6.... what in the world does any of this mean? The dr said I had really bad arthritis for my age and wants to do injections (thats all he said).... will I need surgery too? Someone please break this down for me ***************************
No on one the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice or
or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can always be applied.
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary