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    Old 09-25-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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    Help what does this mean?

    Here is what my MRI reports say.

    * RIGHT PARACENTRAL DISC EXTRUSION AT t 7/8 WITH INFERIOR EXTENSION EXTENSION BY 5mm, THERE IS MASS EFFECT ON THE THECAL SAC.


    * L 5/S1 SMALL CENTRAL DISC PROTUSION, ADDITIONALLY THERE IS DIFFUSE DISC BULGE.

    * DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AT T 12/L1 AND L2/3

     
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    Old 09-26-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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    Re: Help what does this mean?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by missygt View Post
    Here is what my MRI reports say.

    * RIGHT PARACENTRAL DISC EXTRUSION AT t 7/8 WITH INFERIOR EXTENSION EXTENSION BY 5mm, THERE IS MASS EFFECT ON THE THECAL SAC.


    * L 5/S1 SMALL CENTRAL DISC PROTUSION, ADDITIONALLY THERE IS DIFFUSE DISC BULGE.

    * DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AT T 12/L1 AND L2/3
    A portion of a disc in the mid/upper back (T7-8) has ruptured and pushed into the spinal canal. It is pressing on the lining of that canal (the mass effect they refer to).
    There is a smaller rupture affecting the lower back (L5-S1) and some wear and tear type changes at a couple of other levels.
    The significance of all this depends on the symptoms you're experiencing and the findings of the docs exam. Good Luck...

     
    Old 09-27-2007, 12:24 PM   #3
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    Re: Help what does this mean?

    Thanks so much for the info..Does that mean it's pressing on the spinal cord?

     
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