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Hemangioma In Thoracic Spine Complex Regional Pain
Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can i still exercise and is it dangerous. Help?
Hemangiomas: are common incidental findings when imaging the spine. They are benign, and generally of no concern. Some radiologists don't bother mentioning them in their reports. They are only a potential problem if they are very large(causing the vertebral body to be weaker and more prone to fracture) or expansile. But that is very unusual, and highly unlikely if yours was only mentioned as "incidental" ...Read more
There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be ...Read more
ER doctor told me that my ct scan incidentally showed a lower thoracic spine hemangioma, what is it, should i be concern, and what is "incidentally"?
Hemangioma...: hemangiomas are abnormal blood vessel collections. Whether or not they need to be treated depends on the exact location and size. The word "incidentally" means something else was being looked for but this was found. You need to follow up with the doctor who ordered the test and see what treatment, if any, is needed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This should be answ-: Ered by your spinal surgeon, who knows you and your condition. Anyone else giving you options might not be the right thing to do, for you, except confusing the issue further. Google it and you'll get all options, but what's best for you, has to be from your surgeon, and no one else. Good luck. ...Read more
Problems detected at which level of the thoracic spine could cause a pain that wraps around from back to side to abdomen?
Thoracic, but...: AnnetteM, The dermatome distribution to the torso and back is from the thoracic spinal cord. If you were to have damage to a nerve innervating this region, then you would likely have sensory deficits in a "ring" all the way around. For instance, T10 damage would distribute sensory changes around the belly button. Still, it is important to rule out other pathology that can mimic these symptoms! ...Read more
I have been having pain in the thoracic spine region that has gotten progressively worse. It is now constant and throbbing! Please advise.
I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?
Scoliosis: Dextroconvexity is a description of a curvature of the thoracic spine (scoliosis) where the convex portion is on the right. This findings may or may not be related to your pain. Muscle spasm can cause this curvature or this may be something that has developed over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a fit endurance athlete, male, age 40. When I run, after 3 or 4 miles I get a dull pain in my thoracic spine and a constricted chest. Connected?
It may be but it may: It could be or it may not. This is something that should be evaluated by your doctor in terms of a physical exam. Even though you may be fit, there could be underlying issues of a potential variety of causes from musculoskeletal to pulmonary or cardiovascular that have to be evaluated. There could be a combination of reasons as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?
Consult PT first: A consultation with a physical therapist is the best way to learn exercises. After evaluation, the pt and you plan a program. Besides handouts, the pt will watch you perform exercises to be sure you do them correctly. "treat your own back" by robin mackenzie is a very good resource, however, go to a certified mackenzie physical therapist and clinic before starting to be safe. ...Read more
When I have a deep breathe have pain in thoracic spine at back and ribs.What could be problem . I have pain in same area if i bend forward or back ?
Sounds like: A muscle spasm in the back muscles. There are a lot of different muscles in the back in that area that can go into spasm. This can even last for weeks. Stretching, and anti-inflammatory medication would be beneficial. If there is no improvement or worsening see your doctor. ...Read more
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more
An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more
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