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On cervical mri what does minimal CSF present within thecal sac mean? Narrowing anterior & posterior CSF spaces.
Space is tight: Sounds like this is concerning to you. It means that space is tight around the spinal cord. This usually isn't an emergency. You should discuss this finding with the doctor who ordered the test, who can put those findings into the context of your history and exam and can discuss next steps with you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulging disc: The disc at the l5-s1 level is bulging and causing pressure on the spinal sack, but not causing nerve compression. Most of this type of findings on MRI are asymptomatic or possibly a cause of back pain. Core strengthening, pain management, and rarely surgery can improve symptoms. ...Read more
Post. disc herniation w/ assoc. annular tear,completely effaces ventral thecal & produces mass effect upon cord, Max AP 7 mm mod. foramen [email protected] C4-5?
Spine Specialist: By definition you have spinal stenosis in the neck due to the disc herniation. If it is causing problems, see a spine specialist to discuss your options. Epidural steroid injections may relieve the pain, but the disc will take time to heal. If its getting worse or your are noticing weakness see a surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have c3-4 deciccation w broad posterior disc bulge(3.4mm) causing effacement of CSF space& moderate neural foraminal narrowing. Will I need fusion?
MRI CERVICALSPINE-At C3-C4level there is mild diffuse disk bulgingindenting the thecal sac without spinal canal -dr suggest surgery?
Be very cautious: The need for surgery is based on symptoms, not just MRI findings. Many people have these findings, and most don't require surgery. If there is no limb weakness or severe numbness, then benefit of surgery is questionable at best. If neck pain is the only issue, surgery could worsen it. 2nd opinion is a good idea, preferably from a salaried surgeon who has no personal incentive to operate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri test shows loss of spinal height & signal spinal stenosis narrowing of spinal canal diffused disc bluge in contact with thecal sac neural formina narrowed bilatery what treatment do you recommend?
Broad based r. Paracentral disc protru. result in obliteration of thecal sac c6-7, 2 bulg disc, ddd, rev. Cerv. Lordosis n neural foramina steno. Bad?
Rheumatoidarthropath: prematurely degenerative spine due to your medical history and chemotherapy. there is a concern about rheumatoid degeneration as well. Surgical approach would depend on the position of the skull and whether there is any pannus formation. Additionally, what are your symptoms? If you're having neurologic problems then surgery may be necessary. Some people can live with such path, others can't. ...Read more
Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?
DDD=arthritis: Arthritis/spondylosis of the disc is ddd. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens to everyone to some degree. It starts to be evident on MRI late teens and early 20's, progressing with age. Ddd/arthritis does not = pain. So don't let the diagnosis bother you. Treatment is specific to the pain. If back pain, nonsurgical. Nsaids/tylenol, pt/core strength. For sciatica, above plus nerve root injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri says postero central and paracentral disc protusion at l5 s1 level causing thecal indentation encroachment upon bilateral canals with compressio?
Not exactly: sure of the question, but you are describing a disc protrusion(herniations) which is pressing on the sac that encloses the spinal cord and cauda equine, and is also pressing on the L5 nerve roots. There is no mention of how severe this is. Talk to your doctor about whether this might be causing your symptoms. Not all disc protrusions produce symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does broad based posterior disc protrusion effacing anterior thecal sac mean on an MRI report?
Disc protrusion: The disc is in the front part of the spine. The spinal cord and nerves are in the canal within the spine. They are encased in a "sac" containing fluid. If a disc is partially damaged, it will have a weaker outer rim which will bulge out and may compress the cord (esp in neck) or the nerves(in the lower back). Slight bulge may cause disc pain which is usually localized in the back. ...Read more
MRI result: smooth reversal of cervical lordosis. Minor disc osteophyte bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord C5-C6. Would I require surgery?
No surgery: Straightening of cervical spine can be due to muscle spasm from whiplash, but can also be a normal finding. Osteophytes are the result of spine degeneration and usually do not need surgical correction. Effacement of the CSF anterior to the cervical cord is usually benign and asymptomatic. ...Read more
Yes: It can be given in this situation but often times not preferable. The reason being, if the disc situation were to worsen during procedure positioning(ie, someone developes a neurologic deficit) it would be unclear as to what caused the deficit-the epidural or the disc. A laboring pregnant woman may receive an epidural, but the above situation and risks must be understood by patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And the question IS?: I'm afraid your question mark should really be a comma if anything. I'm not catching your drift. Are you asking for a list of symptoms associated with IVD disease without myelopathy....or if one could even exist without the other? Perhaps, you're copying something out of a report? Revamp your question and send through again. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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