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Focal central disc protrusion at l5-s1 level. Central spinal canal ismildly compromised at l5-s1 level l5-s1 disc is dessicated-written in MRI report?

Focal central disc protrusion at l5-s1 level. Central spinal canal ismildly compromised at l5-s1 level l5-s1 disc is dessicated-written in MRI report?

MRI Report: In the absence of significant symptoms, this really means nothing. Desiccation starts in the teen years on mri. Protrusion simply means the disc is wider than it is deep into the spinal canal. Usually not significant if central. Don't fixate on the report. Nothing to worry about here. ...Read more

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C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.

C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.

Pinched nerve: This is another way to say that you have a "pinched nerve" in your neck. This can potentially cause neck pain, headaches, and/or pain that radiates into the arm. Don't hesitate to be seen as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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How critical is a tiny central disc protrusion?

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. ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more

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Is there a difference between central disc protrusion and bilateral sciatica?

A large central-: -protrusion can effect both R & L nerve roots leading 2 bilateral sciatica. Also it depends on how large your boney canal & the level of the protruding disk. ...Read more

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What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum

What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum

Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal, "bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read more

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What does it mean that I have a small focal disc protrusion in l3-l4 which indents the thecal sac?

Disc protrusion: 40 percent of people over 30 without back pain have disc abnormalities on MRI. It is very important to make sure any findings fit with your symptoms. As there is no mention of compression of a nerve root is usually not a major issue. ...Read more

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What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?

What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?

Disc bulge: It sounds like a description by a radiologist after MRI showing degeneration of a disk, with bulging of the outer part of the disc, similar to a jelly filled donut.
The protrusion usually means that some of the jelly is almost protruding or coming out through the outer part of the donut (or disk in this case). This could be a source of low back pain, or leg pain if the bulging is close to a nerv ...Read more

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Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?

Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?

Depends: The herniation size is important. However the symptoms are what dictate the treatment. Stenosis can cause weakness, pain, cramps. Ect. When conservative measures fail to allow a person to return to the activities of daily living...It's time to consider speaking with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What is a focal disc protrusion with cranial migration mean on a spinal Mri?

It is: A disc herniation, which means disc material has been displaced beyond the normal confines of the space between the vertebral bodies. Technically, it is a "contained" herniation that is still covered by the anulus fibrosus, whereas a disc extrusion extends through the anulus. Cranial migration means the disc material extends upwards (in the direction of the head) from the lovel of origin. ...Read more

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I have sizable posterior central and bilateral para median disc protrusion with nerve root affected what is theteatment?

Medical evaluation: You should have a thorough physical exam to evaluate for weakness or numbness. Initial management may be nsaids and physical therapy. Epidural steroid injection may reduce symptoms. Surgical decompression may be a good option in some cases. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a moderate size central disc protrusion abutting the s1 nerve root bilaterally. Is it treatable? Can I go to gym? Thank u very much!

Hi! I have a moderate size central disc protrusion abutting the s1 nerve root bilaterally. Is it treatable? Can I go to gym? Thank u very much!

Low back pain: Work on strengthening your core muscles (low back and abdomen) through a low impact routine. Stretching is very important and can include traction, knees to chest, pelvic tilts, etc. A medicine ball is a good tool. These exercises can be guided by a therapist or chiropractor with other modalities as well. More aggressive options include cortisone injections. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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At C5 there is a broad based disc bulge with a superimposed central disc protrusion which results in moderate central canal narroeingis what is this?

At C5 there is a broad based disc bulge with a superimposed central disc protrusion which results in moderate central canal narroeingis what is this?

Cervical disc injury: The disc has a bulge and superimposed protrusion. Discs are somewhat like a tire. If you see a bulge on the side of a tire that is still holding air, that is a protrusion or herniation. That disc is likely causing you neck pain, possibly arm pain/weakness/tingling/numbness and possibly headaches. The central narrowing is not necessarily significant yet. This is a significant injury. ...Read more

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What does "right para-central disc protrusion at c5-c6 level" mean?

What does "right para-central disc protrusion at c5-c6 level" mean?

Disk herniation: The disc material between the 5th and 6th cervical spine has a partial disruption on the right side of the spinal canal. Unless this herniation is causing spinal cord compression, these are usually incidental findings found on many mris. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Residual/recurrent left central/subarticular L5/S1 disc protrusion? "

Suggests you may: Have had surgery for a left L5-S1 herniated disc, and your new MRI still shows disc protrusion in the area close to your prior herniated disc -- hence the wording of residual (suggesting not all disc material was successfully removed), or recurrent (suggesting all disc material was successfully removed, but new disc fragment is now protruding in the same area -- different from the original one.) ...Read more

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Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and?

Most disc issues are: Treated without surgery with 10% needing surgery. Most respond to time with 12 weeks of non op care which can include. Physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injections, activity modifications as well as life style changes of not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If still symptomatic with leg pain more than back pain, a disectomy can be considered. ...Read more

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Mri shows I have severe central canal & bilateral recess stenosis and forminal stenosis on both sides/disc protrusion what is best option for my pain?

Be Conservative: Conservative treatment is almost always the right first choice for back pain. This might include muscle relaxants like Robaxin, (methocarbamol) NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, and epidural or facet injections, depending on the type of pain. If these fail, then surgery might be helpful. The key then is to choose the right surgery for your specific condition and symptoms. A good neurosurgeon can help you with this. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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What is partially calcified broad based disc protrusion measuring 4mm in ap dimension w/mild central canal stenosis and no significant neural forminal?

Degenerated disk: This is the description of degenerative disk disease as dictated by a radiologist. This is a very common finding and rarely needs surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lay football after a disc protrusion at l4/l5 indenting on the interior thecal sac containing both L5 nerve roots at he central cana?

Is it possible to lay football after a disc protrusion at l4/l5 indenting on the interior thecal sac containing both L5 nerve roots at he central cana?

Depends: If you have fully recovered and have strengthened your core back muscles, and have no nerve symptoms, it may be okay. See your spinal specialist about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does residual/recurrent left central/subarticular l5/s1 disc protrusion mean?

Disc Problems...: Looks like by the verbage you gave, you've had a previous MRI before suggesting that the disc herniation has recurred or stuck around. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal, "Subarticular" suggests below the facet joint since that is the only articulating joint in the spine. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation and specifically denotes the type of herniation. ...Read more

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Broad based disc bulge between L5-S1 and L4-L5 has a a broad based central disc protrusion whay am I in pain?

2 bulging discs: In lumbar spine. These discs may push against nerves thereby causing pain. Non-steroidal pain relievers may help. Physical therapy may help. In general, most patients improve within 6 weeks to 3 months. Surgery is often a last resort and may not provide long term relief. Be patient and follow your doctor's instructions. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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C2-3 central disc protrusion -> can this cause me neck pain? I've had it for more than 4months. How do I get rid of it?

C2-3 central disc protrusion -> can this cause me neck pain? I've had it for more than 4months. How do I get rid of it?

Disc Protrusion: Cervical disc prolapse at c2-3 level can cause neck pain radiating to head or both arms with numbness. To start with we recommend pt, neck exercises, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory analgesics, cervical collar. Next step is epidural injections which can be repeated depending on the response. Cervical discectomy is considered after failed conservative treatment. ...Read more

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What would treatment be for in brief: focal disc protrusion with cranial migration. Mass effect upon anterior cord. T spine.?

Disc herniation: Rest and anti-inflammatory medications as an initial treatment, followed by consideration for epidural steroid injections in a series of three and then lastly followed by surgical treatment if serious symptoms or evidence causing significant problems on neurologic findings ...Read more

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I got an MRI and it says c5-6 and c6-7 - small posterior central disc protrusion and annular fissure, what should I do, what is it?

Nothing: These are very minor abnormalities. You should direct this question as well to the doctor who ordered the mri. ...Read more

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Meaning and is it serious? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.

Meaning and is it serious? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.

Cord Health: If the report is correct, the pressure on the thoracic cord could be causing symptoms of weakness, numbness, and urinary problems.

This is something that you should discuss with your doctor today. Any changes in how you are walking, weakness, or bladder changes. Are concerning and would require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can min. Broadbased disc bulge at c3-4 & broadbased disc bulge w/superimposed central disc protrusion and endplate spurring at c6-7 cause torticollis?

Can min. Broadbased disc bulge at c3-4 & broadbased disc bulge w/superimposed central disc protrusion and endplate spurring at c6-7 cause torticollis?

Other way: No. Actually, it is usually the other way around; torticollis causes excess wear and tear of the discs and joints, leading to early degeneration. Torticollis is caused by the abnormal implementation of motor programs in the brain. The spine is an innocent bystander. ...Read more