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MRI shows posterior displacement of thecal sac, right paracentral disc herniation. Suggestions ?

I recently had an MRI and the opinion was: A diffuse posterior displacement of the thecal sac that extends from the middle of the c3 to c6-c7 disc space that may be related to an enlarged posterior longittudial ligament . What is the caused from? Also Central disc hermiation at c3-c45 and an anterolateral disc herniation on the left side at the c4-c5 disc space. Also a right paracentral disc herniation or spur complexes at c5-c6 and c6-c7 disc spaces. This sounds like a lot wrong in my neck . I know I have to see a specialist, my ortho said he may be able to operate but I think I would prefer a neurologist surgeon. Thank you for any advice. AAAAAA
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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The MRI report basically says that there is quite a bit of wear and tear in the neck and there is some evidence of compression on the nerves. What is more important is to correlate the MRI scan with your symptoms and examination findings to see whether it fits and if so, at which level the problem is at. Neurosurgeons are quite well versed with dealing with degenerative diseases of your cervical spine and you can consult one by all means! A suggestion would be to get a CT scan of the spine which will give complementary information to the MRI findings.

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