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Osteophytes Thoracic Spine
How would mild marginal osteophyte formation in the thoracic spine effect my pain? Would this be a possible explanation to my pain?
Yes: But impossible to be sure based on this apparent x-ray finding. Would need to have an entire history in order to help decide. ...Read more
An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of ...Read more
What does this mean? Disc height loss is seen in the mid-thoracic spine with small endplate osteophytes in keeping with spondylosis.
It means: That the findings are consistent with minimal arthritic changes. It means nothing else and doesn't indicate that there is a serious issue or even that the individual in question has pain, It is solely a radiographic finding. ...Read more
Degenerative changes seen throughout the thoracic spine w disc space narrowing & osteophyte formation. + compression deformity of T12. In pain! Help!
I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain, pain in my hip?
Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read more
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck. Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
Thoracic Spine: Pain at the level of the bra-strap is a very common pain location in middle aged (sorry...) women... We have a hard time determining the cause usually, but poor posture is a common reason. Otherwise, the cervical spine can radiate pain down to that area and deserves a workup. Injections in the T-spine facet joints may help. Good luck! ... avoid rushing into surgery for this. ...Read more
Spinal cyst: Spinal cyst is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid and it can be characterized as either extradural (outside the dura) or intradural (inside the dura). Most of the spinal cysts are idiopathic, but they can be developed from congenital defect; arachnoid adhesion secondary to infection; trauma from lumbar puncture; or iatrogenic cause from injected contrast dye. ...Read more
Incorrect term: The epiphysis refers to the area of bones above the growth plate and closer to the end of the bone. An apohysitis refers to an inflammation and injury of the growth plate. Apophysitis in the thoracic spine would be a condition in children with open growth plates (still growing.) it would involve an injury to the growth plate. ...Read more
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
Syrinx: A syrinx generally results from an area of prior trauma or at a site in which the normal flow of spinal fluid is altered. If you do not have spinal cord symptoms and have nerve pain, a concern would be for a disc herniation. Review of your MRI scan would be needed to answer your question. ...Read more
I am a 46 year old female. What causes levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine with associated degenerative changes?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a descriptive term meaning curvature of the spine. Some people have it as a youth and it can progress as you age. The most common cause in your is idiopathic, we don't know. As we age and develope degenerative changes we can also develop curving. Great informative web site: www. Isoliosis. Com. Explains process, amounts, causes, and treatments. ...Read more
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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
Thoracic pain: This is a very nonspecific complaint. However, it is rare to have a significant problem that requires treatment in the thoracic spine. Thoracic pain is usually muscular in young patients and can be managed with pilates, yoga, piyo for core. Ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if pain continues (doc's rx needed), further studies if pain no better. ...Read more
Thoracic spine: Need more information to answer your question. ...Read more
Do: You immobilization which could be used to stabilize the back to reduce pain and promote healing ...Read more
Arthritis: Wear and tear of the joints about the spine. ...Read more
It could be: It depends on your symptoms. Keep your doctor informed. ...Read more
Yes as long as your: Spine is deemed stable and fused by your surgeon, there should be no issue. ...Read more
I am getting a nerve test done 3/30, shoulders but what if spasms start in thoracic? Should they check thoracic spine too?
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 more
It is dangerous to get punched anywhere
please avoid getting punched. ...Read more
It means nothing: Bulging discs in the thoracic spine have no meaning. The thoracic spine is not mobile and much less likely to have a significant herniated disc. The presence of a herniated disc anywhere in the spine is most commonly simply part of living and nothing to worry about. The rate at which disc changes occur is largely genetic in origin. Bottom line: don't worry. ...Read more
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