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What does a minimal posterior subligamentous disc bulge mean?

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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery

In brief: Depends

It means there is a small disc displacement, that has not violated the ligament protection barrier. It can still be symptomatic depending on the size f the hole the nerve runs through, the location of the disc 'bulge' and the extent of mechanical collapse of the disc space.
Evaluation important for detailed persistent symptoms.

In brief: Depends

It means there is a small disc displacement, that has not violated the ligament protection barrier. It can still be symptomatic depending on the size f the hole the nerve runs through, the location of the disc 'bulge' and the extent of mechanical collapse of the disc space.
Evaluation important for detailed persistent symptoms.
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