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Old 12-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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Re: MRI thoracic/cervical region HELP

I can understand why it might not be wise to have any further surgeries. I see you are located in NJ. Have any of your surgeries been at HSS?

My guess is that the bone spurring is a part of the disease process with the uncovertebral joint arthrosis. As the loss of disc height occurs, the uncinate processes are pressed together. Osteophytes for in the disc space or are pressed into the adjoining foraminal opening...which results in radicular symptoms...which could explain the increase in arm weakness you are experiencing.

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