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What could cause pain throughout the upper back and chest specifically in the upper vertebrae (bulging more now)? It is very sensitive to touch.
Upper back pain: This could be anything. You need evaluation by dr. ...Read more
Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall? Also could this cause a chronic cough?
Is it likely to have an excessive bone growth on a vertabrae that hits the sciatic nerve instead of a bulging or herniated disc?
No: But it's not impossible.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have constant pain/pressure around the L4/L5-L5/S1 disc area, diagnosed MRI report says: Disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?
Pain may not be-: -from the oeteophyte, because you don't say what level that finding is at or how many levels are involved. The back pain i would assume front your age could very well be from degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. A bulging disk is another sign of degenerative disease. There are many treatments available so see your PCP for eval & referrals if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI:Straightening of lumbarspine with suggestion of sacralisation of L5 vertebral body.Mild posterior disc bulge seen at L4-5 level
Cause of backpain?
Aging issue: As people age, discs lose some of their water content. This causes them to be less able to resist the body weight pressing on them. This causes the disc to bulge ( imagine a marshmallow being squeezed at the top and bottom). I more severe cases the disc can herniation or rupture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term: Complications include pain and degenerative changes above and below the fused vertebrae. You can also develop scarring issues in the area. Avoid having this surgery unless there is instability or you have had absolutely refractory pain and cannot be functional anymore with the pain. ...Read more
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