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Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall? Also could this cause a chronic cough?

Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall?  Also could this cause a chronic cough?

Are you looking: at an MRI or lateral xray? Then that may be the normal appearance at the level of the mid/lower cervical spine. If not, further information is needed because it is an implausible scenario. ...Read more

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I have constant pain/pressure around the L4/L5-L5/S1 disc area, diagnosed MRI report says: Disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?

I have constant pain/pressure around the L4/L5-L5/S1 disc area, diagnosed MRI report says: Disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?

Pain may not be-: -from the oeteophyte, because you don't say what level that finding is at or how many levels are involved. The back pain i would assume front your age could very well be from degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. A bulging disk is another sign of degenerative disease. There are many treatments available so see your PCP for eval & referrals if needed. ...Read more

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MRI:Straightening of lumbarspine with suggestion of sacralisation of L5 vertebral body.Mild posterior disc bulge seen at L4-5 level Cause of backpain?

MRI:Straightening of lumbarspine with suggestion of sacralisation of L5 vertebral body.Mild posterior disc bulge seen at L4-5 level
Cause of backpain?

Potentially : Degenerative disc disease, as described by your description of the protrusion at L4-5 , is one of the most common causes of back pain. Many options for treaent available. ...Read more

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What's a "bulging disc?

What's a "bulging disc?

Aging issue: As people age, discs lose some of their water content. This causes them to be less able to resist the body weight pressing on them. This causes the disc to bulge ( imagine a marshmallow being squeezed at the top and bottom). I more severe cases the disc can herniation or rupture. ...Read more

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What is typical vertebrae?

What is typical vertebrae?

One that is normal--: --in the area of the spine being imaged. T see on Google it. or look in an anatomy book. ...Read more

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Whats best fix for bulging discs?

Whats best fix for bulging discs?

Surgery: Surgical revision with either a disc replacement or a fusion continue to be the best fix for a bulging vertebral disc. ...Read more

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What are complications of fused vertebrae?

What are complications of fused vertebrae?

Long term: Complications include pain and degenerative changes above and below the fused vertebrae. You can also develop scarring issues in the area. Avoid having this surgery unless there is instability or you have had absolutely refractory pain and cannot be functional anymore with the pain. ...Read more