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MRI of cervical and lumbar showing endoplate spurring, disc herniation and compression. Can you elaborate?

I had a MRI on My cervical & lumbar:
Cervical- Intervertebral disk space narrowing at levels C5-C6 & C6-C7 with endoplate spurring
C5-C6 Moderate broad-based posterior & right paracentral disk herniation causing compression upon the anterior thecal sac greater to the right of the midline
C6-C7 Moderate broad-based posterior disk herniation causing compression upon the anterior thecal sac in the midline
mild straightening of the normal cervical lordosis
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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You have degenerative changes in spine with disc prolapse and bony spurring. Disc bulges pressing on the spinal cord and the nerve roots at C5-6 and C6-7 levels. Nerve root pain usually cause arm pain and cord compression can cause myelopathy. Need to correlate the MRI findings with clinical symptoms. Thanks.
Answered: Thu, 6 Jun 2013
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