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At C5 there is a broad based disc bulge with a superimposed central disc protrusion which results in moderate central canal narroeingis what is this?

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Dr. Stephen Watson
Pain Management
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In brief: Cervical disc injury

The disc has a bulge and superimposed protrusion.
Discs are somewhat like a tire. If you see a bulge on the side of a tire that is still holding air, that is a protrusion or herniation. That disc is likely causing you neck pain, possibly arm pain/weakness/tingling/numbness and possibly headaches. The central narrowing is not necessarily significant yet. This is a significant injury.

In brief: Cervical disc injury

The disc has a bulge and superimposed protrusion.
Discs are somewhat like a tire. If you see a bulge on the side of a tire that is still holding air, that is a protrusion or herniation. That disc is likely causing you neck pain, possibly arm pain/weakness/tingling/numbness and possibly headaches. The central narrowing is not necessarily significant yet. This is a significant injury.
Dr. Stephen Watson
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Without neurological

symptoms it means that there is some degenerative disease @ that level.
@ 57 it is not an unusual [email protected] the C-4, C-5 level. That is the most movable segment & will often show disease . If there was no injury & only neck pain it should B treated as 1 would treat arthritis . NSAIDS, activity modification .

In brief: Without neurological

symptoms it means that there is some degenerative disease @ that level.
@ 57 it is not an unusual [email protected] the C-4, C-5 level. That is the most movable segment & will often show disease . If there was no injury & only neck pain it should B treated as 1 would treat arthritis . NSAIDS, activity modification .
Dr. Peter Ihle
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