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Mild Effacement Of The Anterior Thecal Sac
I have mild effacement of anterior aspect of thecal sac related to disc bulging L1/2 also L2/3 is bulging L4/5 bulging L5/6 L/6s/1 vestigial disc spa?
You gave a: report which should be interpreted by you physician and consultants ...Read more
What does disc/spur with protrusion/bulging, particualary at c5-6 c6-7 c4-5 centerally and right parcentrally, with anterior thecal sac effacement?
Slipped disc: Most people who have a slipped disc and low back pain have it in the low back (the lumbar spine). You have it in your neck where there are 8 cervical vertebrae. You might have neck pain, upper back or shoulder pain, headache or scalp pain if so the respective nerves are compressed. ...Read more
What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?
What's can this cause? A small broad-based bulging annulus at c5-c6 which causes mild-to-moderate impression on the anterior thecal sac describe above
Depends: You might have neck pain or maybe not. Might be a normal finding of a disk bulge that comes and goes. Do you have radiation of pain to either arm or shoulder? Does your shoulder or neck have pain elicited by movement of your neck? If i had this i would want to have "kinetic mri", which is an MRI taken while sitting up. The usual MRI takes image in an unnatural supine position on a hard slab. ...Read more
I got my lumbar spine MRI which says, L4-5, Disk bulge is noted impinging on the anterior thecal sac near the exiting nerve roots. There is mild face?
Mild Facet joint : I think you meant to type (Facet Joint ) not Face. Lumbar MRI evaluate the facet joints and can show degenerative changes ( fluid in joint, or hyper trophy which is enlargement ) and these changes can narrow the spinal canal and / or neural foramen narrowing ( where nerve exit the spine. ...Read more
Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?
If fi have disc disiccation with a mild disc bulge that was effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is there something i can do or does that mean surgery?
Complicated: If you do not have any weakness, bowel, or bladder dysfunction you may be able to be treated with manipulation, physical therapy, traction, and steroids ( either oral or epidural injections). If you have weakness or signs of neuro compromise surgery may be your best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have c5-6 mild posterior spur indenting the thecal sac & flattening the anterior cord.Meds & passive tx not helping pain. Is surgery an option?
Spur: Treatment really depends on the symptoms and the response to various treatments conservative and minimally invasive. Surgery is definitely an option. ...Read more
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