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Cervical Disc Protrusion Vs Herniation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?
I have cervical spinal cord compression due to a disc protrusion. I have had a headache today. Do i need to go to ER or just gp. When do I go to er?
I recently had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis. Is this 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis.Is this a possible myelomalacia?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI showed transitional lumbosacral vertebra mild herniation L-4 L-5, L-5 S1 and central disc protrusion. Could this be DDD. severe back and leg pain?
Yes: these symptoms are compatible with DDD.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Please help! what is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?
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.
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