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Mild Thoracic Dextrosoliosis Rest Of The Chest
Thoracic dextroscoliosis shown in chest xray. Can this cause chest and entire right side of body pain?
Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?
What does a mild upper thoracic curvature convex to the left mean? I also have mild wedging of the T11 and T12 vertebral bodies with loss of approximately 5% of vertebral height. Is this concerning?
Spinal alignment: Spinal alignment varies from person to person, and can change suddenly with a fracture, or be abnormal from a childhood curve, such a scoliosis. Since your findings are mild, they may be just your "normal" variation. That is, everybody is shaped a little differently, but it doesn't cause a problem for most. If you have pain, a change in your posture, or an injury, see a spinal specialist. ...Read more
Mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.Not sure of the degree.Have asymmetry in legs.Have upper back pain somtimes wen doing something continuously
I have mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine & upper backpain. Can it cause shortness of breathing? Which occurs more than twice a day
No: No. The finding of mild scoliosis (which is probably a curve less than 20 degrees or so) would not be capable of causing shortness of breath. Studies show it takes a curve in the thoracic spine of 60 degrees to cause subtle pulmonary function changes and usually 90 degrees to start causing clinical shortness if breath. Thank you. ...Read more
Spine MRI showed mild chronic compression fracture of the superior endplate of t5 in thoracic spine. What does this mean, and should I be concerned?
recent chest x ray shows mild widening of the superior mediastinum on the RHS at the level of aortic arch. no other significant findings. 1) what cause this 2) What is it ? Thank you
There are several: possibilities. Sometimes excess fat in that region can cause that appearance. Particularly in elderly, tortuosity and prominence of large blood vessels can do it. If there has been trauma, bleeding in the mediastinum can do it. Enlarged lymph nodes and other masses in the area can do it. Or, it can just be normal variation. Your doc might want to get a chest CT to sort it out. ...Read more
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
My chest X-ray came back and says mild accentuation of the central bronchovascular markings with evidence of cephalization or edema......Translation?
Can upper back pain which alleviates with massage and rest be a symptom of lung cancer, chest CT is normal?
Thanks for asking!: Upper back pain that goes away with massage/rest is very unlikely to be a symptom of lung cancer, especially with a normal chest ct. Most likely it is musculoskeletal in nature. Also, lung cancer is uncommon in someone who is only 31 years old. Persistent back pain, however, should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a lot of pain in between the left scapula & spine? Better with rest most of the time. Can an MRI of the tspine see the scapula? Painful
Have flat back syndrome d/t multi HNPs and bulges in thoracic and lumbar. Is this a likely cause of severe spasms in mid & upper back and flanks?
Absolutely.: While muscles and connective tissues in the back are the most common cause of the back spasms you describe, your multiple HNP's and disk bulges could be an underlying cause. Talk to your treating doctor about a referral for physical therapy. Regardless of the underlying cause, an appropriate PT program can work wonders for people who suffer from back problems. ...Read more
SPECT of the spine shows moderate increased uptake in the anterior aspect of +/- L3 and in the thoracic
vertebrae. What does this mean?
It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activity, your clinical history, and possibly other imaging studies, because based on limited nonspecific info, it could mean anything from trauma to arthritis to metastatic disease. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
Varies: Presumably, you are referring to scoliosis. It has been shown that curves in the 60 degree range begin to show subtle pulmonary function changes and that curves over 90 degrees are associated with clinical symptoms. If I have someone with a small curve and shortness of breath, another cause should be sought such as reactive airway disease. ...Read more
What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?
Med definitions. : Spondy=spine, itis=arthritis or response 2 an inflammatory process. So U have arthritic changes in the T spine. End plate marginal osteophyts, means that @ the margins of the end plates, being the top & bottom surfaces of the vertebrae have spurs 4 which the term in osteophytes = this . Image is a 3-D reformatted CT of severe lumbar ostophytes. ...Read more
What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
Scoliosis: This means a right-sided curvature in the spine. Looking from the back, the main curve would be to the right (but other there are 'correcting' curves above and below to the left to help you stay upright). This type of right sided sciolosis is the most common form, esp. In young patients... The degree is important to know to advise you better... Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for thoracic dextroscoliosis?Have backpain including chestpain and difficulty of breathing.
No short answer: Very complex question with multiple factors. Vast majority of thoracic scoliosis less than 45 degrees is non surgical . Shortness of breath from scoliosis is very rare, only with very severe curves of 90 degrees or greater. See your internist to find out why you are really short of breath. ...Read more
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