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Scan Shows Narrowed Neural Foramina, Diffuse Disc Bulging, Ligmentum Flavum Buckling. Meaning?

C5-6 and C6-7diffuse disk bulgingand endplate osteophyte us seen with mild ligamentum flavum buckling ,eading to mild to moderate cnetral narrowing/. At C5-6 the neural foramina appear mild to moderately narrowed with more moderate to marked neural foraminal stenosis at C6-7 left greater than right....what does this all mean?

Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
All the above mentioned findings suggests that you have "Degenerative cervical disc disease" with neural compression.
These may manifest in the form of
* pain in the back of neck region
* Painful restriction of movements
* Pain going down into the arm
* Tingling and numbness in the upper limbs

The initial management for this condition is always conservative.

Consult an orthosurgeon and follow his advice.

Hope this helps
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
These all mean that due to osteoartheritis changes in C5, C6, C7 cervical vertebrae are affected.
Due to these changes, inter vertebral discs are bulged out and there is narrowing of spinal canal at this point.
Ok and take care.
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Scan Shows Narrowed Neural Foramina, Diffuse Disc Bulging, Ligmentum Flavum Buckling. Meaning?

Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. All the above mentioned findings suggests that you have Degenerative cervical disc disease with neural compression. These may manifest in the form of * pain in the back of neck region * Painful restriction of movements * Pain going down into the arm * Tingling and numbness in the upper limbs The initial management for this condition is always conservative. Consult an orthosurgeon and follow his advice. Hope this helps