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I had an MRI done and I have bulging disc and unconstitutional mild facet?

I had an MRI done and I have bulging disc and unconstitutional mild facet?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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I had a cervical MRI that showed c 5/6 bulging disc and spondlyosis. Also, it mentioned formaminal narrowing at c 2/3. What does the second mean?

I had a cervical MRI that showed c 5/6 bulging disc and spondlyosis. Also, it mentioned formaminal narrowing at c 2/3. What does the second mean?

Nerve canals: Every spinal level from first cervical to last lumbar has a nerve on each side that goes thru a bone canal to the body. The bone canal is a hole formed by the facet joints of the vertebrae. If this becomes narrowed by arthritis it can cause nerve pain and even damage. There are specific trays to determine amount of compromise. At your age you should see a doctor to discuss athletics and others. U. ...Read more

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I had a hard fall on my sacrum in 2012 but just got it checked out and MRI said I have a bulging disc above it. Did it never heal?

I had a hard fall on my sacrum in 2012 but just got it checked out and MRI said I have a bulging disc above it. Did it never heal?

Well: At the time of the injury the blow must have been severe causing the lumbar spine area to be effected and injured. You should go to your doctor if you are having problems ...Read more

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I have a lot of neck/shoulder pain. Neck rotation reduced. Sometime feels like head 2 heavy 4 neck 2 support. Mri show bulging disc x 3. Can do anything?

I have a lot of neck/shoulder pain. Neck rotation reduced. Sometime feels like head 2 heavy 4 neck 2 support. Mri show bulging disc x 3. Can do anything?

NSAIDs can help: As well as epidural spine injections. Sometimes physical therapy helps as well. If you start to get neurological symptoms numbness tingling weakness I would consult with a spine md. ...Read more

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Will a healed herniated disc or bulging disc still show up in an mri? At times I can feel something moving in my lumber. To be specific I describe the feeling as separated movement, almost like two discs had moved either into place or out of place at the

Will a healed herniated disc or bulging disc still show up in an mri? At times I can feel something moving in my lumber. To be specific I describe the feeling as separated movement, almost like two discs had moved either into place or out of place at the

MRI: Mri is a study that evaluates the anatomy of the body. Referring do a disc, I am assuming a herniated disc. If the disc has repaired and is no longer herniated, this will show one follow-up mri.

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I think there's a, bulging disc in my neck. Having an MRI soon, but my neck feels like it's pressing against my throat when I lay. How should i?

I think there's a, bulging disc in my neck. Having an MRI soon, but my neck feels like it's pressing against my throat when I lay. How should i?

Any Other Symptoms?: Would you be able to describe your symptoms a little bit more? Is it difficult and/or painful to swallow? If yes, does is it matter if its fluids versus solid food? Do you have any other conditions like reflux (gerd), neurologic conditions or even anxiety problems? Are you taking any meds? It would be atypical for a disk or degenerative changes (since you are so young) to cause this sensation. ...Read more

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My MRI scan showed that I have a bulging disc in my lower back. Should I see a spine specialist?

My MRI scan showed that I have a bulging disc in my lower back. Should I see a spine specialist?

Depends: Depends on if you have nerve symptoms. If you have only back pain or sciatica type pain but no weakness or numbness or bowel or bladder problems, then you don't have to, but may want to see one to discuss first non-surgical options of treatment and then if they do not work, then possible surgical options. ...Read more

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My MRI showed bulging disc L5S1 and moderate neuroforaminal compromise worse on left side with possible impingment of both exiting L5 nerve roots?

My MRI showed bulging disc L5S1 and moderate neuroforaminal compromise worse on left side with possible impingment of both exiting L5 nerve roots?

MRI: Ok you just read the MRI report. This means nothing alone. What to do depends on symptoms and exam. Unfortunately - medicine has lost sight of these components (good history and full exam). If you have no symptoms - do nothing. ...Read more

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My MRI report says that I have l5-s1 herniation and two doctors told me that I got a bulging disc when they checked my mri...I'm confused, help pls?

My MRI report says that I have l5-s1 herniation and two doctors told me that I got a bulging disc when they checked my mri...I'm confused, help pls?

A matter of: Interpretation. Some people call small disc protrusions bulges. What's more important is what the disc bulge or protrusion is actually doing. That is, whether or not it's causing nerve root impingement or foraminal stenosis. ...Read more

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I have bulging disc at l4/l5 (based on mri) and pain in back and left leg. What can I do to put it back, to fix it and what shouldn't do? Thank you!

Wait a few days: Oftentimes, such pain goes away on its own after several days to several weeks. Studies show that those who have surgery on average are no better off after two years than those who don't.. If its unbearable or worsening, then see a doctor. Physical therapy can help in the short term, but best to just take it easy and don't lie down more than for sleeping, as it can make it worse. ...Read more

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4 bulging disc in the neck. Could this be touching a nerve cause shoulder, arm and upper pain that was not seen on an mri? How can I find out if it is

Ways to know: Neck pain can lead to muscle spasms and radiating pain. Is it from nerve? If the MRI report discusses neuroforaminal stenosis, then it is possible. Another method is emg/nerve conduction studies from a neurologist or physical medicine provider. ...Read more

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I had an MRI in June and it showed bulging disc L5S1 and moderate neuroforaminal compromise with impingment of both exiting L5 nerve roots what to do?

I would encourage: You to sit down with your neurologist/ neurosurgeon to discuss your treatment options. We don't even know if you are symptomatic. We aren't in the position to provide you with the guidance you are requesting. Take care. ...Read more

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Bulging disc at C6 C7 - disc dessication @c5 C6 diagnosed by MRI still in constant pain and spasm, how long to heal?

Variable: Bulging discs are almost always normal at your age - they are a normal part of aging. Conservative treatment usually does well for treatment of neck pain (especially if you've had trauma, such as a car accident) - including physical therapy, progressive activity, and anti-inflammatory medications. Further treatment, if necessary, can include spinal injections. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?

Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?

Not recommended: No traction and no deep tissue massage are recommended for this condition. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis almost 3 years ago. Now with second mri, diagnosed with cervical stenosis with bulging disc. How bad is it?

I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis almost 3 years ago. Now with second mri, diagnosed with cervical stenosis with bulging disc. How bad is it?

Depends: You can have mild, moderate, severe, or critical stenosis. It depends on your symptoms and whether it is compressing your spinal cord excessively as to whether you need surgery. ...Read more

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Mri showed bulging disc on curve of back few mnths ago, now not only is pain in leg/hip/low back, but spread to middle back, could it have herniated?

Mri showed bulging disc on curve of back few mnths ago, now not only is pain in leg/hip/low back, but spread to middle back, could it have herniated?

Well....: It could have, however bulging discs are usually fairly benign. Low back pain is more often because by muscles and joints. If you are developing significant issues, and you should probably see your doctor...Especially if you have weakness in the legs or numbness. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more