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L4/l5,posterior disk bulge,central disc protrusion indenting thecal sac.Causing bilateral lateral recesses and lower segments bilateral neural foramin?

L4/l5,posterior disk bulge,central disc protrusion indenting thecal sac.Causing bilateral lateral recesses and lower segments bilateral neural foramin?

Report: You need to take the results in combination with the clinical findings. Ask the attending doctor to explain th findings in conjunction with your complaint ...Read more

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What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?

What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?

Aging changes: MRI results of the spine often sound terrible, when in fact they represent what we already know....that you are over 45 and your back hurts. What you really want to know from MRI results is if there are any abnormalities which correspond to your specific location and type of pain, which are likely to benefit from having surgery. Speak to your surgeon about his or her interpretation of the films ...Read more

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Female (55) C4 C5 osteophyte complex indents ventral thecal sac/lateral recess. Disc protrusion contacts/flattens ventral hemicord ?

Female (55) C4 C5 osteophyte complex indents ventral thecal sac/lateral recess. Disc protrusion contacts/flattens ventral hemicord ?

Not sure of your ?: If you're asking about the imaging results you posted, you have a bone spur that is growing off of two of your vertebrae. It is large enough that it is pressing against your spinal cord and possibly some of the nerves that are exiting from the spinal cord. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the severity of your symptoms. ...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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Desiccated l5-s1 disc diffuse central bulge indenting the thecal aav?

Desiccated l5-s1 disc diffuse central bulge indenting the thecal aav?

Very common: Finding for possible cause of lower back pain... Please make sure that this us the real culprit for your trouble with the help of a orthopedic surgeon specialized in spine... ...Read more

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What is diffuse disc bulge, central and right foraminal/extraforaminal protrusions, ligamentum flavum thickening?

What is diffuse disc bulge, central and right foraminal/extraforaminal protrusions, ligamentum flavum thickening?

Changes in the spine: As gravity wields its unwavering downward and compressive force against the soft tissue components of our spine many of us begin to experience the MRI findings you cited.These include bulging of the cushions or discs, protrusion of disc material into the center of the spine and sides and thickening of some of the compressed ligaments. Thus extension based exercise & core strengthening are advised. ...Read more

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L3-L4diffuse disc bulge w/left paracentral/foraminal protrusion in combo w/facetarthrosis causes mass effect on descending L nerve root,?

L3-L4diffuse disc bulge w/left paracentral/foraminal protrusion in combo w/facetarthrosis causes mass effect on descending L nerve root,?

Impingement of nerve: It sounds like you have impingement on Lumbar nerve from combination of arthritis and bulging disc (the referred to mass from both of those). You could be having pain from that impingement. ...Read more

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C4-5 right uncovertebral osteophyte/disc bulge complex broad disc bulge right neural foraminal stenosis & abutment of ventral cervical cord. Meaning?

C4-5 right uncovertebral osteophyte/disc bulge complex  broad disc bulge right neural foraminal stenosis & abutment of ventral cervical cord. Meaning?

Not meaningful: These findings on MRI of c spine are simply indicators of arthritic phenomenon with aging or wear and tear. These may or may not clinically corelate with the clinical symptoms or signs of a patient. Examining and ordering physician is in best position to tell if these findings corelate with your symptoms. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Fix without surgery?large diffuse disc protrusion L5-S1 w/caudal extrusion. Severe bilat/lat recess steno-severe central steno-severe bilat foram-stem

Fix without surgery?large diffuse disc protrusion L5-S1 w/caudal extrusion. Severe bilat/lat recess steno-severe central steno-severe bilat foram-stem

That is a MR Dx. : If U have no symptoms no need 2 treat. If U have severe symptoms U can buy some time with epidural steroids but not permanent. Surgery is very successful if symptoms match the MR findings. Good luck. ...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

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Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?

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 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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Mildannular bulges with broad based posterior disc protrusion from C4-5 to C6-7 levels indenting thecal sac without significant nerve root compression?

Mildannular bulges with broad based posterior disc protrusion from C4-5 to C6-7 levels indenting thecal sac without significant nerve root compression?

Age Appropriate: These are age appropriate degenerative findings on MRI. Does not indicate any treatment is needed. We don't treat MRI, we treat the patient. So if you are having symptoms, you spine specialist will examine you, and review your images, and reach a diagnosis of what is actually causing your symptoms, and then direct treatment to those pathologies. Goodluck. ...Read more

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C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. c5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. means?

C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. c5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. means?

Spinal stenosis: That is another way to describe a condition known as spinal stenosis. One way to say it is that you have developed some bone spurs (oseochondral bars) that are narrowing (narrowing equals stenosis) the central part of the nerve canal but not the for amen. I would discuss your findings and treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is subarticular disc protrusion/osteophyte @c4c5 mildly narrowing foramina?

What is subarticular disc protrusion/osteophyte @c4c5 mildly narrowing foramina?

C4-5 stenosis: It means a portion of disc has broken off & is now pushing & occupying the channel where the c5 nerve is coming out. It could result i. Chest pain. ...Read more

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What does broad based posterior disc protrusion effacing anterior thecal sac mean on an MRI report?

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

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What is a t8-9 2mm left paracentral disk protrusion with slight deformity of the ventral thecal sac?

What is a t8-9 2mm left paracentral disk protrusion with slight deformity of the ventral thecal sac?

Herniated Disc: The ventral thecal sac is the front side of the thecal sac, which is a membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and some cerebrospinal fluid. A disk protrusion may cause the sac to deform in shape. This is due to a herniated disc. Neurologic symptoms may occur if the spinal cord is impinged upon. ...Read more