Re: Annular bulge seen at C4-C5, C5-C6 [MRI]
i would actually post this along with, if you can obtain the actual MRI report from your friend, on the spinal board section down below here in the "Ss"? there just are many many many people who post on that spinal board who have all gotten some type of MRI done on their c spines too who ask good questions and NEED answers there just like you do now. i pop in there alot to help out as well as many others who have a huge amount of overall knowldedge and experience in this area. i have just been thru my own c spine issues along with also having a spinal cord injury too. life does suck sometimes.
but in order to just really get the absolute best type of advice on anyones real c spine issues, just posting your question and also the word for word summary part of the MRI(that summary is always at the very end of any given rad report and it contains ALL the most important findings) along with it REALLY would be the absolute best way to let the people see what other possible real findings are also impacting any given area.
quite honestly, annular bulges are a very common finding? what can make this a bigger issue is how the actual disc and the annulus(the outter ring of the actual disc itself) is and whether or not the inner contents of the disc(nucleous propulsus) have extruded into that annular area and THAT alone is what is casuing the annulus to bulge out? there are just alot of variables when it comes to the spinal part of our bodies that also are kind of 'upped' when it occurs in that much more heavily innervated c spine level area too?
just seeing ALL of the findings that are in that summary that can very much create their own types of pain and problems too, just really would help your friend in the very best ways. there can be things like stenosis(which can impinge actual nerve roots and can create alot of pain too), bone spurring and a ton of contributing factors with spinal crap that just can make things much more pronounced than say 'only' an annular bulge would? just try and get your hands on that MRI report? that really would help much more right now than anything else. and DO post this on that spinal board down below here just a scroll away? i WILL be watching for a post down there,K? Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.