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What does this mean... at c6/7 there is left-sided a broad-based disc bulge flattening the thecal sac anteriorly.

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neck pain: A bulging disc at the C6/7 level (cervical spine) is early arthritis that can lead to neck and left arm radiating down to the hand. A bulging disc is a less severe version of a herniated disc. The flattening of the thecal sac is indicatve of mild to moderate spinal canal narrowing. Usually, the symptoms can be treated with nonoperative remedies rather than surgery.

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