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I have the results of my MRI taken in 2007 of my neck and it says that I have at c4-5 and c5-6 that there are small right posterolateral focal protrusions via annular tears at each level. These mildly indent the thecal sac but are not associated with any significant compression of the cervical cord or narrowing of the neural foramina. What does all this mean?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As you stated in your query that at the level of C4-5 & C5-6 posterolateral protrusion is there , but not associated with any compression.
As nerves ( cervical plexus ) get origin from this place and from cervical plexus may nerves as phrenic , brachial arises.
If compression of cervical plexus is there than there develops pain in the supplying area .
Due to this cervical spondylitis may occurs.
This is an old reports , hence no value.
If you have any disorder than get fresh one.
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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