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Question: My x ray says mid-lower cervical spine spondylosis with degenerative osseous narrowing of bilateral neural formina and facet arthropathy with endplate spurring. what does that mean?



Answer: Your x-rays indicate you have some degenerative changes (similar to arthritis) of the facet joints (the joints that connect one vertebrae to another). These degenerative changes appear to be narrowing the space between the vetbrae where the nerve roots exit. Depending on your age, some of these degenerative changes occur naturally and may or may not be related to your pain. For those age 50+ it is not unusual to find these changes on x-ray. Even when these degenerative changes are present, they may not be causing any symptoms.

Hope this helps!
~JTrempe PT, ATC

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