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Dessication of disc, central herniated disc protrusion, facet arthropathy. Meaning?

my C6-7 disc space level demonstrates desiccation of the disc with Modic changes related to stress reponse. there is focal central herniated disc protusion messuring 3x5 mm in size, which indents the cord in the midline. small bone spurs mildly narrow the neural foramina bilaterally. there is facet arthropathy. what does this mean
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hello, I am not sure of your age as you have not mentioned. But the description you have given fits into "degenerative disease of cervical spine". This is generally seen in older age people due to natural wear and tear though it may affect younger individuals also. So this is not a big issue and moreover the condition is treatable. Take an orthopedic surgeons consultation and follow his advise accordingly. Hope this brings some clarity for you. Good day
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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