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can cervical broad disc protrusion effacing the thecal sac cause lesions above the protruding disc?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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No-A disc protrusion: at one level of the spine will not create problems in adjacent areas. However, it's not at all uncommon to have abnormalities at more than one vertebral level. Aging, arthritis, injuries and other issues can cause multilevel disk abnormalities. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne
Answered on May 5, 2017

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