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Elmwood Park, NJ
A 38-year-old female asked:

Disc degenerative changes in the lower thoracic spine beginning t7-t8 tiny left paracentral disc protrusion at b t7-t8. can this cause chest pain?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: This is most frequently asymptomatic there is a unique type of chest pain that might corelate bandlike atinferior border ofctipbofcscspula wrapping around left side to fromt everything else dosent correlate with these findings this should be back pain that wraps to front or nothing most likely an asymptomatic incidental finding not a convincing evidence of a pain generator in my opinion.
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 23 years experience
Not really: If symptomatic it might cause a band of burning/squeezing sensation about 2" below the left nipple (no where else) around to the back.
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Last updated Jul 9, 2018


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