Spine Anatomy

The anatomy of the spine talks about its structural components and location in the body. Holding the body upright, the spine is made of thirty-four bones called vertebrae. Each of them is stacked one on top of the other to form the spinal column. In the lumen inside these bones, lies the spinal cord. Each vertebra has an intervertebral disc between them. The spinal cord is protected by three-layered meninges and cerebrospinal fluid.

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Is it normal to have facet arthropathy and other spinal changes in old age?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having a spine problem. We had done MRI, in that we found few problems in the spine as below: 1) Diffuse disc bulge. 2) Spondylotic change at multiple lumber levels. 3) Bilateral facet arthropathy (L>R). 4) Disc osteophyte complex noted, levels causing indentation ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your mother is 64-year-old, then this is not unusual for her age. However, you have not mentioned any of her symptoms like back pain, stiffness, leg pain, numbness, weakness in legs, etc. There are only two actionable points that I can see without seeing th...  Read Full »

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