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A 40-year-old female asked:

Are endplate osteophytes, posterior bulging annulus fibrosus, broad base central disc protrusion and tarlov cysts related? cervical spine mri.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Neck: All can be associated with general degenerative changes of the spine. Can be found in many people and are not necessarily specific signs of lets say surgically correctable lesions. Tarlov cysts are from nerve roots and are thought to develop secondary to inflammatory processes on the nerve root.

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