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what is thoracic osteophytosis?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Like arthritis: When the discs in the spine start to degenerate, they no longer can do their shock absorbing job. The bones around these old discs are then exposed to too much stress and the bone responds by growing osteophytes. Similar to the knuckles in your hands getting bigger with age/arthritis.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What's thoracic output syndrome?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Brachial plexus : Tos is caused by compression of usually the lower brachial plexus at the level of the medial cord. A congenital cervical rib may be present but trauma can also cause the problem. Pain and numbness especially on elevation of the arm is characteristic, but the subclavian artery or vein may be involved. Thus, both neurogenic and vascular problems separate or together.
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A 39-year-old male asked:

What musel in under scapula and what it got to do with thoracic. T5t6 ?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable.: There are a few muscles bn the scapula and thoracic ribs. The inferior angle of the scapula is at t6.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is thoracic output syndrome and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet — the space between the collar bones and first rib become compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers. The treatment will depend on the cause.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

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Dr. Tal David
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Thoracic disc: Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the disc).
Cushing, OK
A 38-year-old female asked:

What does this mean? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
The: Herniation of the disc pushes the cover of the spinal cord but does not compress the cord itself.

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