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Doctor insights on: Cervical Disc Protrusion Vs Herniation

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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Maybe: Cervical radiculopathy can arise from various causes that pinch a nerve in the neck. A disk herniation is a common cause. Other causes include bone spurs that form over time that narrow the hole through which the nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

No cure!: When a disc bulges, it can be normal or to the point of abnormal. There is a weakening of the sac that hold the "jelly" inside the disc. Neck strengthening exercises and therapy and unloading the neck from stress will help but once bulgin, i don't know if they "un-bulge". Bulging of a disc doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem. If the bulging encroaches on a nerve, then you have one. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?

Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord.  How serious is this. Arm pain ?

Cervical Stenosis: This is serious and something you need to see a neurosurgeon about. Do not do any strenuous activity and be very careful of any falls as these may worsen your condition and cause paralysis. Good luck ...Read more

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I recently had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis. Is this myelomalacia?

I recently had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis. Is this myelomalacia?

No: No, diagnosing myelomalacia on MRI requires signal abnormality within the cord itself, which you don't describe. Chronic compression of the spinal cord could eventually lead to myelomalacia, however. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis.Possible myelomalacia?

What to do if i had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis.Possible myelomalacia?

Herniated disc: Not to worry but you should visit a neurosurgeon in the next week for evaluation and treatment. Myelomalacia is swelling or bruising of the spinal cord from the herniated disc. Do not do repetitive lifting and bending (housework/yardwork) until a neurosurgeon sees you because the weakness and numbness could worsen with these activities. Avoid contact sports or jarring exercises (running) too. ...Read more

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I have disc protrusion ((to the left at L5 s1)) and don't want it to become herniation. What is the best safe sport i can play.

I have disc protrusion ((to the left at L5 s1)) and don't want it to become herniation. What is the best safe sport i can play.

It is a Herniation: By definition a disc protrusion is a herniated disk. As far as what sport is safe, that is a million dollar question. Really I would say, play what you enjoy and if the disk becomes a problem then seek medical care right away so you don't have any lasting or activity limiting effects. ...Read more

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Pls provide meaning for results of cervical spine MRI central protrusion of c3/4 & c4/5 discs, right paracentral & right foraminal herniation of c5/6?

Pls provide meaning for results of cervical spine MRI  central protrusion of c3/4 & c4/5 discs, right paracentral & right foraminal herniation of c5/6?

Symptoms: The central disc proteusions are likely age appropriate asymptomatic incidentsl findings if you have right arm shoulder and painto indes and thumb then this image reveals cause to be a correctable disc herniation if you dont have right arm pain then this means nothing . At your age. ...Read more

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How are cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment different?

Encroachment: Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment. A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment does not imply pressure, or severity, or the presence of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

What are the differences between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

Semantics: A ruptured disc is indicative of a tear in the annulus fibrosis which contains a gelatinous substance, and the rupture sticks out beyond a few mm. If the disc rupture is large enough, it could contact nerve roots or even the spinal cord, and as it gets closer, it is termed encroachment. ...Read more

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Can you snowboard?If you have ?A cervical disc herniation?

Not if it hurts: If you have recovered and have no symptoms, then yes. If you are currently symptomatic, not advised. ...Read more

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What are steps can I take to prevent cervical disc herniation?

What are steps can I take to prevent cervical disc herniation?

Find youth fountain.: If you can' t find the foutain of youth, then try to stay as young as possible by not smoking, exercise regularly, sleep well and avoid awkward and prolonged positioning with you neck and arms. Avoid heavy or repetitive lifting or pulling. Maintain a good vitamin d level. ...Read more

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How long does the acute phase of a cervical disc herniation usually last?

2-3 wks, then things: change somewhat. Initially the nerve root takes a hard fast hit,& is not happy. Pain, numbness. Muscle weakness is urgent. As the swelling from the herniation decreases symptoms are less. If the herniation is large you may never get out of the acute phase due to the large space it take up in a small space.Rx with NSAIDS help. B sure you are seeing a fellowship trained spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a?Difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

No: A cervical disc can encroach on the spinal canal occupying space that potentially can compromise the spinal cord or cervical nerve root or roots. So it means the same if I am understanding your question correctly. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

Please help! what is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

Disc herniation: Is the process of the disc expanding outside of normal range. When they say encroachment, they are talking about the herniation itself moving toward, or encroaching, on either nerve roots or the spinal canal. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell from a MRI whether a cervical disc herniation is from aging or injury? I'm an active person but not sure how I got my disc herniated.

Can doctors tell from a MRI whether a cervical disc herniation is from aging or injury? I'm an active person but not sure how I got my disc herniated.

Probably not: Each case is unique, but herniated discs from various causes often look similar on MRI. By combining the MRI result with your personal history and symptoms, it may be possible to suggest a likely cause. Good luck! ...Read more