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Traumatic injury, herniated disc between T7-T8, annular tear between L4-L5. MRI of spine shows bulging discs. Possible to have bulging discs without spondylosis?

Is it possible to have bulging discs without spondylosis? Specifically, I suffered a traumatic injury resulting in a herniated disc between my T7-8 and an annualar tear between my L4-5. I have 2 doctors who state that there is no foramenal narrowing. Mri of the lumbar shows bulging discs with normal cauda equina, no paraspinous abnormality, no areas of marrow edema , no spondylolsis or ligamentous damage, and no osseous lesion , yet one doctor insists that I have spondylosis.
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern and looking to the history given here and the report of MRI I could say that more important is the clinical symptoms if you do not have any symptoms then just forget about the findings, if this is manifesting in any way then the condition should be treated accordingly, take care and have a nice day.
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