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A 37-year-old female asked:

i have a c3-4 disc dessication with broad partial effacement in csf space? what does this mean? could this paralyze me?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
No: Broad based disc protrusions with effacement of the thecal sac or "pouch" that holds your spinal cord is a common finding on cervical MRI's. See your physician if you are concerned.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Chronicity: You have a localized chronic degenerative disc, protruding and narrowing spinal canal. Unless it were to compress the spinal cord, do not worry about paralysis, and handle this conservatively unless further deterioration.

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