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mild effacement of the anterior thecal sac

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Generally nothing: It means there are mild osteoarthritic changes in that area.
Dr. Foead Geula
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Disc bulge: It means that the disc is somewhat compressing the sac around the spinal canal. In some patients, this may cause neurologic deficit or be completely ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
You gave a: report which should be interpreted by you physician and consultants
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Clinical correlation: You have described what laypersons call a "slipped disc." It is up against the sac of nerves (which is referred to as effacement), at the last disc l ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Slipped disc: Most people who have a slipped disc and low back pain have it in the low back (the lumbar spine). You have it in your neck where there are 8 cervical ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Complex: This term describes disc material encased in bony and scarred tissue as opposed to a plain intervertebral disc. Effacment refers to impression on the ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Back trouble!: Depends on your symptoms whether just a finding or a cause of trouble. C- is cervical-neck 4-5 of the usual C1-7! Osteophytes are bony prominences ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Depends: You might have neck pain or maybe not. Might be a normal finding of a disk bulge that comes and goes. Do you have radiation of pain to either arm or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadi Azar
22 years experience Radiology
Mild Facet joint : I think you meant to type (Facet Joint ) not Face. Lumbar MRI evaluate the facet joints and can show degenerative changes ( fluid in joint, or hyper t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Probably nothing ?: These are mild degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs seen on an MRI scan. Minimal deformity of the anterior thecal sac means that a disc r ... Read More
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