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I need help understanding my MRI. C7-T1: 3 mm posterior central disc protrusion contacts the ventral spinal cord without significant deformity.

I need help understanding my MRI. C7-T1: 3 mm posterior central disc protrusion contacts the ventral spinal cord without significant deformity.

Just an IMAGE: Yes, it's not normal; could it cause symptoms? Yes. HOWEVER: MRI is just an image used to confirm a specific CLINICAL diagnosis. You must NOT treat the image; you should treat a clinical condition.

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What is the difference between a herniated disc a disc protrusion and disc extrusion. And which is most serious if the three?

What is the difference between a herniated disc a disc protrusion and disc extrusion. And which is most serious if the three?

Big difference: Disc Protrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc herniation is less than the distance between the edges of the base. Disc Extrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc material is greater than the distance at the base. Disc herniation may vary in severity from case to case.

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After paracentral disc protrusion at l5 s1 level inMri after three weeks rest/medication pain is almost negligible what is best treatment going forwad?

After paracentral disc protrusion at l5 s1 level inMri after three weeks rest/medication pain is almost negligible what is best treatment going forwad?

Do your lumbar: Strengthening exercises to increase your paraspinal muscle tone and durability, which in the long term will help strengthen your back against trauma and/or recurrence of symptoms. Physical therapy is always a good answer for vertebral problems. I would make sure I do my back exercises everyday for at least 15-20 mins, and avoid situations where you may have to strain your L5-S1 disc.

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In august, I was diagnosed with a th7/8 rightside disc protrusion (2, 4 mm). Is it possible to apply osonetherapy? Can the SM system help?

In august, I was diagnosed with a th7/8 rightside disc protrusion (2, 4 mm). Is it possible to apply osonetherapy? Can the SM system help?

Unlikely: Not much strong evidence exist regarding usefulness of ozonotherapy; some have used it for infection clearance; doubt it would help with disc protrusion; best therapy is Physical Therapy and exercises to strengthen small back muscles. Good Luck

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Plz, t11-t12 broad-based central disc protrusion, it measures about 4x18 mm in size. The thecal sac is flattened and deformed. Ap dimenesion of sac 7 mm?

Spine Specialist: You may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection to relieve this pain. Also some surgeons may do surgery if needed. Lastly you could consider a percutaneous discectomy since it is less invasive than surgery however you do need to be the best candidate.

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Mri results. There is a single nonspecific 3 mm focus of T2hyperintensesignal, Small left paracentral disc protrusion at T6-T7 and small rightparacen?

Assumption: I gather you describe an MRI of thoracic spine with presence of some discogenic abnormalities. The T2 lesion though would not be caused unless the disc is compressing the spinal cord. The findings require further evaluations, and more testing may result in better understanding. You may benefit from having a neurologist analyze all of this.

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Is surgery recommend for this & what kind? C5-C6 Large right paracentral disc protrusion seen, which extends 6 mm into the central canal. There's more

Is surgery recommend for this & what kind? C5-C6 Large right paracentral disc protrusion seen, which extends 6 mm into the central canal. There's more

Yes surgery.: 6 mm disc herniation in the cervical spine is a giant disc. Therefore, more likely than not you would be symptomatic with bad neck and arm pain and numbness. So, if you have these symptoms AND if you have failed all conservative care, I would recommend anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at C5-6. If you have weakness, I would recommend surgery even if you did not have conservative care.

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I have 2 mm of subluxation in my neck with a mild disc bulge but no disc protrusion. What's causing this?

I have 2 mm of subluxation in my neck with a mild disc bulge but no disc protrusion. What's causing this?

No cause: This is not an abnormal finding or considered a problem but often a normal finding on a MRI -disc bulges are considered normal findings and cause no symptoms as do small subluxations as yours. Many findings seen on a MRI are usually not the source of pain and should be correctly assessed with a comprehensive clinical evaluation by a trained professional

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Generalized disc bulge with right posterior paracentral type of disc protrusion of L4/L5 I.V disc, canal area 112.11sq. Mm?

Generalized disc bulge with right posterior paracentral type of disc protrusion of L4/L5 I.V disc, canal area 112.11sq. Mm?

Disc protrusion: From your question, it sounds like you have a focal right paracentral (meaning to the right of midline) disc protrusion (disc poking out) superimposed on a general disc bulge of the disc located between the L4 and L5 lumbar vertebral bodies, that pokes out into the central spinal canal by 1.2 x 1.1 cm. I'm not sure what your question is.

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What is a broad based disc protrusion?

What is a broad based disc protrusion?

Depends: Typically this means a slipped or herniated disc that is not focal but with a broad base of less than 25% of the entire disk.

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How critical is a tiny central disc protrusion?

Usually not: Most tiny protrusions are part of normal anatomic findings which may be reported by a radiologist. The only concern would be in conditions where the spinal canal is narrow, such as with congenital spinal stenosis.

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What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance

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What gender and age group are most likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

What gender and age group are most likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

It can affect any --: Gender and the usual age group that get it is probably from 15-70 yrs, . I am sure other authorities would cite our figures.

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Please explain what gender and age group are more likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

30s and older: However typically can be seen at any age depending on reason of pain. But generally seen in older patients and typically those with high levels of activity at their job like manual labor and athletes even.

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Please explain which gender and age group are more likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

30s and older: Any age but the older you are the more likely this will occur.

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How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Take it easy: Most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and if symptoms persist surgery is an option. Check out spine-health. Com.

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I need some pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Herniated disk: Can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness and weakness. There are 2 modalities for treatment: conservative and surgical. Conservative consist of patient education, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and pain-medications. This modality relieves symptoms in 9 out of 10 people with a herniated disk. Rec.: see international pain management specialist for evaluation.