Facet hypertrophy refers to the degeneration of the joints of the spine, known as facet joints. These are small joints that provide support to the spine. If it enlarges, it can cause compression of the nerve and radiating pain.
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Query: Hi doctor, Mild degenerative changes in the lumbar spine are outlined level by level above. A disc bulge and facet disease approach the descending L5 nerve roots in the subarticular zone bilaterally at L4 to L5, and there is mild left greater than right foraminal narrowing at its level. The hypertr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When I look at your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) I infer that your problem has been chronic and you have been suffering for some time. The changes that had happened in your lumbar spine can be because of your weight and age. You can star... Read Full »