What does Uncovertebral and facet hypertrophy mean?

What does Uncovertebral and facet hypertrophy mean?

What does Uncovertebral and facet hypertrophy mean?

Uncovertebral Hypertrophy: These are joints located in your cervical spine adjacent to each vertebrae. Hypertrophy in these joints may be indicative of bone spurs (known as disc osteophytes or a disc osteophyte complex) and can cause similar issues with neck and arm pain.

What is Uncovertebral disease?

Uncovertebral arthrosis is thought to be the result of dehydration/reduction of the intervertebral disc, leading to an increased load between the cervical vertebrae and hence the uncovertebral joints. It typically is seen in the lower cervical vertebrae due to the increased load at these levels.

What causes lumbar facet hypertrophy?

Hypertrophy in your facet joints is related to spinal arthritis, and like spinal arthritis, it usually occurs as the effects of age, wear and tear, poor posture and/or injuries take root.

What causes Uncovertebral osteophytes?

These joints include the disc spaces themselves (a modified joint), the facet joints, and the uncovertebral joints (in levels C3 through C7). Sometimes cervical osteoarthritis is also referred to as cervical spondylosis. Other types of arthritis, traumatic injury, and poor posture can also lead to osteophyte formation.

Is Uncovertebral hypertrophy serious?

Uncovertebral hypertrophy is a significant risk factor for the occurrence of heterotopic ossification after cervical disc replacement: survivorship analysis of Bryan disc for single-level cervical arthroplasty. Acta Neurochir (Wien).

What does facet hypertrophy mean?

Facet Hypertrophy is a condition in which there is a swelling, or enlargement, of the facet joint. This swelling in the facet joint can increase to the point where nerves in the spine come under pressure causing pain and discomfort.

Is facet hypertrophy degenerative?

Facet Joint Syndrome and pain is caused by Facet Hypertrophy: a degeneration and enlargement of the facet joints. Joint hypertrophy is commonly caused by: Aging: Degenerative changes in your facet joints are caused by aging. Eventually, these changes can lead to abnormal stress and strain which becomes painful.