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Multilevel of degeneration of intervertebral discs with mild compression. What does it mean?

multilevel of degeneration of intervertebral discs from the level of C2 till C7 At the level of C2, C3 degeneration of intervertebral disc with mild central intervertebral disc bulge with mild compression over the thecal sac centrally , more to the left side .At the level of C4 -C5 and C5- C6 degeneration of intervertebral discs with no definite significant bulge seen. at the level of C6 -C7 degnration of intervertebral disc with mild bicentrolateral intervertebral disc bulge with mild compression over the thecal sac centrally more to the right side
Asked On : Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
There is central spinal canal behind vertebral bodies containing multiple nerves.

When there any extrinsic pressure on nerves there is pain(called as compressoion).

The Discs are jelly material in pouch between two vertebrae, with age the water content decreases(called as degenerative changes) and

this material comes out of the pouch centrally on left / right side (laterally) put pressure on nerve- causing pain.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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