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3 mm disc protrusion

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Disc bulge : This means you have a bulging disc that is protruding enough to contact you spinal cord but not enough to deform the spinal cord. These findings do no ... Read More
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Dr. Ilya Averbuch
46 years experience Pain Management
Just an IMAGE: Yes, it's not normal; could it cause symptoms? Yes. HOWEVER: MRI is just an image used to confirm a specific CLINICAL diagnosis. You must NOT treat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Big difference: Disc Protrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc herniation is less than the distance between the edges of the base. Disc Extrusion ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Do your lumbar: strengthening exercises to increase your paraspinal muscle tone and durability, which in the long term will help strengthen your back against trauma a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Unlikely: not much strong evidence exist regarding usefulness of ozonotherapy; some have used it for infection clearance; doubt it would help with disc protrusi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Heriation: Cindy what it sounds like you have is a disc herniation that has escaped from the disk space and has traveled up from the disk space up toward your he ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Assumption: I gather you describe an MRI of thoracic spine with presence of some discogenic abnormalities. The T2 lesion though would not be caused unless the di ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes surgery.: 6 mm disc herniation in the cervical spine is a giant disc. Therefore, more likely than not you would be symptomatic with bad neck and arm pain and nu ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No cause: This is not an abnormal finding or considered a problem but often a normal finding on a MRI -disc bulges are considered normal findings and cause no ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Lundell
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Disc protrusion: From your question, it sounds like you have a focal right paracentral (meaning to the right of midline) disc protrusion (disc poking out) superimposed ... Read More

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