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C-spine & t-spine mri show foraminal stenosis at c5-c6 w/minor disc protrusion at t6-t7. dr. said t-spine mri "normal" but most issues in upper/mid back burning/throbbing/spasms, difficulty bending forward, pressing a stapler, shifting gear in car?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

If possible, please see a neurosurgeon or a spine orthopedist to discuss the MRI findings and your symptoms. The disc protrusion at T6-7 seems to correlate with your symptoms. The protrusion may be mild with the position of the spine when you had the MRI done but it may aggravate with the positions when you have the symptoms.

Answered Mar 28, 2021



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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

A disc “protrusion” is large enough to create discomfort. It’s effect would be best imaged on “stand up” MRI. Not likely surgical as PT can truly help, especially RED CORD program if available

Answered Mar 30, 2021



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