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Looking over the findings of my mri, it says: c6-c7 shows a central spur with ventral effacement of the thecal sac. What does that mean exactly?

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Dr. David Dang
Radiology

In brief: Degenerative changes

Degenerative changes in the cervical spine cause the vertebral body to form bone spurs.
The bone spurs then encroach into the spinal canal. The first thing to happen next is the the structure around the spinal cord is displaced or compress by the spurs. In this case the dural sac that surrounds the spinal cord.

In brief: Degenerative changes

Degenerative changes in the cervical spine cause the vertebral body to form bone spurs.
The bone spurs then encroach into the spinal canal. The first thing to happen next is the the structure around the spinal cord is displaced or compress by the spurs. In this case the dural sac that surrounds the spinal cord.
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: A bone

Spur in the low neck pressing on the sac which contains the cerebrospinal fluid protecting the spinal cord.

In brief: A bone

Spur in the low neck pressing on the sac which contains the cerebrospinal fluid protecting the spinal cord.
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