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MRI report showing posterior disc bulging, herniation and thecal sac indentation. What does it mean?

I am very concerned with the findings from my MRI report and was hoping for a bit of insight into the findings. The findings are as follows: Posterior disc bulging at t7-t8 level. Posterior dis herniation centrally with thecal sac indentation at the t8-t9 level. If anyone can shed some light on these findings I would be extremely grateful.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have gone through your MRI report. I am very pleased to share with you that these are minor abnormalities and there is no need to worry.

There is a mild disc bulge in the mid back, without causing any compression of the spinal cord.

At this stage, you should start back extension exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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