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A 30-year-old female asked:

Treatment?focal disc protrusion with cranial migration at t4-5.mass effect upon anterior t cord.bulge at t5-6. pain, numbness and burning since age17.

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Dr. Brandon Gabel
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Thoracic disc : You have what sounds like a thoracic disc herniation. These make up a small percentage of disc herniations (most being in the cervical or lumbar spine). Many are asymptomatic but some can cause signs of spinal cord dysfunction (weakness, difficulty walking, bowl and bladder issues, etc) and/or pain in a pattern that radiates around the chest wall.
Last updated Sep 16, 2017

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