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MRI shows disc bulge causing indentation of thecal sac, narrowing of neural foramen. Solution?

Hi Doctor.. Good day!!! I happened to get my MRI done due a neck pain and stiffness . Impressions are as follows: a. Minimal posterocentral and right paracentral disc bulge at C5-6 level causing subtle anterior indentation of thecal sac , mild narrowing of right neural foramen. No significant nerve root compression. b. Mild posterocentral and right paracentral disc bulge at C5-6 level causing subtle anterior indentation of thecal sac, mild narrowing of left neural foramen causing mild indentation of left exiting nerve root Please advice whether this can be cured ? what are the do s and don ts.. Can i swim ? and ride bike ? Appreciate your quick response.... Thank you....
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have gone through your detailed MRI reports of the cervical spine. It is reassuring to note that there are no serious issues.

Findings suggest mild disc bulges at multiple levels, leading to compression of nerves in the neck region, which travel to shoulder and arms.

You should do regular neck exercises. Avooid carrying too much weight on shoulders or over the head.

Swimming is fine. Bike riding for shorter distances and without too much jerking is fine.

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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