Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
141 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What does indenting the ventral aspect of the thecal sac mean and is surgery required ?

i have intolerable pain in my right arm the dr needed an mri the mri report contains the following: cervical spine revealed straightened cerdital curve , dehydrated and reduced height of c5 over 6 disk 5/6 , c6over 7 diffused posterior disk over ostephyte complexes are seen indenting the verntral aspect of the thecal sac, no abnormal cord signal or myelomalcia please help interpret the report , how dangerous or serious is the case ??? do i need surgery ?? i am a 56 year old male i have diabetes , cholesterol and a heart condition , the past week i have been taking lyrica and celebrix for the pain as recommended by the doctor . thanks
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Lab Tests ,  
Medical Topics ,   ,  
General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
your report is not normal the cervical spine condition causing pressure on nerves and spinal cord
you should immediately consult orthopaedic surgeon /neurosurgeon and take treatment as advised
once the pressure is removed your condition will improve
I find this answer helpful
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Sidharth's  Response
helloo sara..
as u have mentioned the MRI report u have compression in cervical area which causing the pain in the right arm...
can u pls tell me how long do u have this pain, type of pain and severity of this pain so that i can help u out...
mostly what u need is regular physiotherapy treatment for 15 days...
IFT, US and hot pack...
along with the manual therapy (who is good in hands on techniques)
if its chronic condition then ICT can be applied...
plz let me know the detail at
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

i had a MRI and it says L4-L5: there is a moderate broad based central disc protrusion that effaces the ventral aspect of the thecal sac causing...

Recent questions on  Lumbar vertebrae

doctor1 MD

hello doc.. am 24yrs old female, suffering from sero negative spondylo arthropathy,since 4 yrs. which is under controlled manner at present. in the...

doctor1 MD

The MRI report of my lumbar spine has this conclusion, please explain where to from here?rineural fat signal is preserved. IMPRESSION: Multi...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I m a 30 year old female suffering with severe back pain for the past few years. It has worsened after my recent pregnancy. After x-rays and...

doctor1 MD

A slight levoconvex scoliosis is seen and there is a6 mm anterolisthesis of L4 L5, mild lumbar facet OA greatest at L4-5. The disc spaces and the...

doctor1 MD

I have just received a diagnosis of Lumbar vertebrae #4 or #5 having arthritic destruction and causing Compression (pinching) of my sciatic nerve ....

doctor1 MD

Baby observed with the tumor on lower back which growing day by day. Doctor asked for the MRI for that MRI of LUMBOSARCAL Spine . Details from the...

doctor1 MD

I have a pain/tingling then pain down my inner thy. Especially when I stand for long. This started in my lower stomach on the left side. I would...