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A 43-year-old female asked:

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
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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
Last updated Mar 30, 2021

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