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What does "mildposteriordisc bulge osteophytic ridge" mean?

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Question: MRI revealed mildposteriordisc bulge osteophytic ridge complex flattening of the ventral space mild overall Central canal stenosis at c5c6. Mild broad basedposteriordisc bulge flattening ventralcsf space and narrowing the lateral rcresses comment minimal narrowing of the central spinal canal mild to moderate narrowing of right neural foramina left only minimally narrowed at C6C7. Central disc herniation at L4-5 with annular tear thermals ac indentation and encroachment on Bot h descending L5nerve roots Question is pain and numbness burning in legs from cervical or Lumber disc
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Brief Answer: Pain is from lumbar discs Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about these MRI findings and the pains you have reported. Cervical nerves go to the arms while lumbar nerves go to the legs. Following this same logic, the pain and numbness in legs is from the lumbar disc. It would be best to follow up with a neurosurgeon on these findings. He would be able to propose adequate management to you which could be medical or medical and surgical. I wish you the best of health. Thank you for using our services and please feel free to ask for more information if need be. Dr. Ivo, MD.
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What does "mildposteriordisc bulge osteophytic ridge" mean?

Brief Answer: Pain is from lumbar discs Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about these MRI findings and the pains you have reported. Cervical nerves go to the arms while lumbar nerves go to the legs. Following this same logic, the pain and numbness in legs is from the lumbar disc. It would be best to follow up with a neurosurgeon on these findings. He would be able to propose adequate management to you which could be medical or medical and surgical. I wish you the best of health. Thank you for using our services and please feel free to ask for more information if need be. Dr. Ivo, MD.