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Had MRI done of spine. What are the findings?

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hello sir its my mri report ,mild posterior bulge of c5/6 inter vertebral disc indenting the anterior cervical sub arachnoid space means ?
Posted Tue, 24 Sep 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Ranjeet Jagdale 35 minutes later
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Minimal degenerative change

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I have read the attached report to this query.

Your report says mild posterior disc bulge indenting the anterior subarachnoid space, means you have very mild spondylotic change at C5-6 (cervical or neck spine) which is decreasing the space around your spinal cord at this level.

However this is very mild change and it is not pressing on your nerve roots or spinal cord.

This finding can explain if you have a mild neck pain and there no need to worry about this finding as no surgical treatment will be required for this problem.

Hope this helps, do get back if you need more clarification.

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Follow-up: Had MRI done of spine. What are the findings? 16 minutes later
What will be the medication for this report
Answered by Dr. Ranjeet Jagdale 5 minutes later
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Hello there,

Your findings are not very significant and neck exercises should suffice for this. If you have pain going to both your hands or both shoulders then you should consult your doctor and take appropriate pain relieving medications.

Posture adjustments, physiotherapy and exercise is all that is needed for this amount of disc prolapse.

Good luck
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