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MRI result: smooth reversal of cervical lordosis. Minor disc osteophyte bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord C5-C6. Would I require surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Hsu
Neurology

In brief: No surgery

Straightening of cervical spine can be due to muscle spasm from whiplash, but can also be a normal finding.
Osteophytes are the result of spine degeneration and usually do not need surgical correction. Effacement of the CSF anterior to the cervical cord is usually benign and asymptomatic.

In brief: No surgery

Straightening of cervical spine can be due to muscle spasm from whiplash, but can also be a normal finding.
Osteophytes are the result of spine degeneration and usually do not need surgical correction. Effacement of the CSF anterior to the cervical cord is usually benign and asymptomatic.
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