Cervical spine MRI
I have an MRI for my Cervical spine. It says, 1. posterior disc bulge indents the thecal sac without neural compression. 2.Small degenerative anterior osteophytes. 3.Straightening of cervical spine suggestive of paraspinal muscle spasm. What does this mean?
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Dr. Chandan Mohanty
Neurosurgeon 7 yrs exp Mumbai
Hello. It means there are small bone spurs in your cervical spine (neck).They are not compressing any major nerves. in simple terms it means that you have early arthritis (wear and tear) or cervical spondylosis in your spine. Spasm in your neck muscles is due to the same reason. I am not aware of your symptoms but you should be vigilant since they may progress in the future. Best wishes.
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