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cervical bulging disk

Just had an MRI and results are c5-c6 degenerativebulging disk and posterior osteophyte.
Question is "can this bulging disk and osteophyte be caused by an antalgic gate from hip arthritis.
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I was just diagnosed from an MRI with twisted c-3, bulging c-4 and c-5. I have been in severe pain for 7 weeks, and we finally diagnosed it. What can I do to help make the pain manageable?
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Hi, it is unlikely to get cervical disc bulge due to antalgic gate. “Herniated disc usually is caused by wear and tear of the disc (also called disc degeneration). As we age, our discs lose some of the fluid that helps them maintain flexibility. A herniated disc also may result from injuries to the spine, which may cause tiny tears or cracks in the outer layer (annulus or capsule) of the disc. The jellylike material (nucleus) inside the disc may be forced out through the tears or cracks in the capsule, which causes the disc to bulge, break open (rupture), or break into fragments”. Taken from http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/cervical-disc-herniation-topic-overview
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