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what is the thecal sac in the cervical spine

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
MRI result?: So- what does this mean? It is common for MRI of the c-spine to show degenerative changes. Impingement of the thecal sac is not normally concerning. ... Read More

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Dr. Stephen Whipple
21 years experience Interventional Radiology
It : It sounds like you have a similar process occurring in both your lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal (thecal sac) and foraminal stenosis (narrowing) ca ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
About 20% of people: With lumbar spinal stenosis will have coexisting cervical spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of a bony canal structure such as the centr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Can take 1- 2 years: MRI's of the cervical spine show the current state of the the spinal elements as they change over time.Several of those changes such as uncovertebral ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Basically: mild degenerative changes or arthritis of the disc and the facet joints.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis.: Basically, these findings represent osteoarthritic changes of the cervical spine. These findings need to be interpreted with respect to your medical ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Physical therapy : The disc herniation can potentially cause a nerve injury if there is pressure on the nerve in that area, which supplies sensation & motor function ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed.
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis or wear and tear arthritis is exceedingly common in the neck vertebrae. Symptoms are usually neck stiffness and discomfort on neck moti ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of alternatives: Your family doctor sees a lot of this. Neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons also will evaluate and treat cervical problems. Physical therapist can he ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It's called cervical strain and due to muscular tension. It can be alleviated with formal physical therapy.
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