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What are scmorls nodes and enplate changes of thoracic spine?

What are scmorls nodes and enplate changes of thoracic spine?

Degenerative Disc: Schmorl's nodes are indentations in the boney endplates (top and bottom of vertebrae) which are indicative of degenerative disc disease. They are not a problem in themselves but are just some thing seen on an MRI which indicated degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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What causes burning of the nerves in the thoracic spine?

What causes burning of the nerves in the thoracic spine?

Thoracic spine: This may be caused from a pinched nerve in the t spine which may cause burning pain. Or, it may also be unrelated to the spine. A thorough work up, including exam, imaging and review of your entire history is critical to get down to the bottom of the root cause. You should speak to your regular doc first - he/she should begin the work up. A disc herniation pinching the nerve should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the damages that can happen for getting being punched in the thoracic spine?

What are the damages that can happen for getting being punched in the thoracic spine?

Punched in back: Not likely to have much damage to you if punched in the t-spine. The ribs help to stabilize the spine in this area making it inherently more stable than other areas. High speed auto accident? Possible to cause serious injury. In a normal spine that is punched? More likely so cause a broken metacarpal in your attacker. ...Read more

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How to treat scoliosis of the thoracic spine?

How to treat scoliosis of the thoracic spine?

Depends of symptoms: Depending on your symptoms, anything from bracing to surgery might be appropriate (or even nothing at all if you are not having significant issues). Would suggest evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon to outline best treatment options for you. ...Read more

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I have bulging disk thoracic spine t7 8, what to do?

I have bulging disk thoracic spine t7 8, what to do?

Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a thoracic spine MRI with dye ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a thoracic spine MRI with dye ordered?

Spine MRI: Although your pcp can order a spine mri, but i advise you to be seen by either a neurologist of neuro surgeon inorder to be more specific, sometimes according to the symptoms may be you need to have an MRI of other part of the spine and also to have benefit of the spine MRI it is better to be reviewed carefully especially if eventually you need to be seen by the specialist. ...Read more

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