health conditions


Question by  surfsupdude (25)

What is uncovertebral hypertrophy?

A friend was recently diagnosed with this condition.


Answer by  fishy (1085)

This is a condition where the cartilage structures of the spine grow larger than they should, putting pressure on the spinal cord.


Answer by  eilrol (1431)

I believe it has to do with the spine and the discs. The cause of this has to do probably lifting heavy objects.

Reply by dsnydley (1):
I was just diagnosed with this and am wondering if it could of been caused by my injury at work lifting heavy graphics, started with lower lumbar herniated disc but noticed neck hurt alot after that so its possibly related?  add a comment

Answer by  LadyDiamond30 (138)

uncovertebral hypertrophy is an extra growth of cartilage between the vertebrae. This means your friend has narrowing of the spinal canal.


Answer by  Anonymous

can you get this from a fall on cement

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