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What are disc herniations at t5, t6, and t7? What are extrusions and protrusions?

What are disc herniations at t5, t6, and t7? What are extrusions and protrusions?

Thoracic: The discs are named by the vertebrae above and below them. For example, a disc called the T5-6 disc would be located between the 5th and 6 thoracic vertebrae. When you say disc herniations t5, t6, t7 you likely have 3 or possibly just 2 disc herniations in the thoracic spine. A protrusion is a kind of herniation still contained by back of disc wall, in extrusion material has leaked beyond. ...Read more

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I have broken t5, t6, t8 and T11 I have constant pain in my back, what do you recoment to take away the pain?

I have broken t5, t6, t8 and T11 I have constant pain in my back, what do you recoment to take away the pain?

A Pain MD: Depending on the reason for the fracture, the treatment will vary. A pain doctor can help plan the strategy forward. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a paraplegic walk if they only have damage to t5 and t6 bones?

Would it be possible that a paraplegic walk if they only have damage to t5 and t6 bones?

Paraplegia: Per definition, a 'paraplegic' has a level of spinal cord injury, not just 'broken bones'. In 'complete spinal cord injury' there is no functional motor- or sensory function below the level of injury. There a various grades of spinal cord injury that do allow partial functioning, even to the level of (some type of) walking. Damaged bones alone do not immediately mean cord injury... Clarify please. ...Read more

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Mri results. There is a single nonspecific 3 mm focus of T2hyperintensesignal, Small left paracentral disc protrusion at T6-T7 and small rightparacen?

Mri results. There is a single nonspecific 3 mm focus of T2hyperintensesignal, Small left paracentral disc protrusion at T6-T7 and small rightparacen?

Assumption: I gather you describe an MRI of thoracic spine with presence of some discogenic abnormalities. The T2 lesion though would not be caused unless the disc is compressing the spinal cord. The findings require further evaluations, and more testing may result in better understanding. You may benefit from having a neurologist analyze all of this. ...Read more

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Would sideways whiplash in accident cause anteror wedging in t5-t7. Found on X-ray 10 years after car accident. I don't have osteoporosis and am young?

Would sideways whiplash in accident cause anteror wedging in t5-t7. Found on X-ray 10 years after car accident. I don't have osteoporosis and am young?

Unlikely: Unlikely caused by accident, unlikely cause of pain, likely an incidental asymptomatic finding feel free to treat as such an incidental finding ...Read more

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Have intercostal tarlov cysts (they think) on the left t6-7 and right t7-8. Could these cysts be causing the tight band around chest area by compressing nerves?

Have intercostal tarlov cysts (they think) on the left t6-7 and right t7-8. Could these cysts be causing the tight band around chest area by compressing nerves?

Perhaps but,: Tarlov Cysts are uncommon (unless one has disorders like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) and present the vast majority of the time in the lumbosacral spine. Older series suggest these need to get relatively large in order to cause symptoms, although that report was a small series. Suggest you speak to the physician who ordered your imaging regarding the potential of these to be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have middle back throacic back pain. I had MRI that showed protrushion at t7-8 and bulging at t6-7, 10-11. Would this cause the pain?

Possibly: Disc herniations are not themselves major pain generators. It is when the are large enough to cause nerve compression or irritation that they cause pain. Most mid back pain is muscular. The focus is to treat the patient and nit the mri. ...Read more

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I'm a t5-t6 paraplegic, didn't get therapy after my injury and been living without it for years, is it possible to get legs flexible now?

I'm a t5-t6 paraplegic, didn't get therapy after my injury and been living without it for years, is it possible to get legs flexible now?

Paraplegic: There is interesting work being done. First you must see a rehab med doc who will be able to decide (it depends on the amount of fixed flexion deformity you have). There is interesting work in europe where they have been implanting micro electrodes in the spinal cord below the lesion and they are able to stimulate the muscles in the legs and get them to move and actually allow walking. ...Read more

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3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression. Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?

3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression. Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?

Risks: If the spinal cord is being threatened or actually compressed, this could eventually result in damage called myelomalacia. The extent of the threat will determine whether surgery is probable. Need to discuss with a neurosurgeon, ASAP. ...Read more

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What could cause upper left back pain? It was aching on the right middle. I have had MRI which showed bulging at t7-8 and t6-7 and t10-11.

Bulging disc: Your bulging discs can cause hat kind of pain, you should try physical therapy and anti inflammatory and muscle relaxant and your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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I have fractured my therasic spine at t5, t6, t8 and t11, my consultant has givin me no help or after care or physio, . What would. You recomend me do?

I have fractured my therasic spine at t5, t6, t8 and t11, my consultant has givin me no help or after care or physio, . What would. You recomend me do?

Seek further eval: In the absence of a major traumatic event such as a major fall or traffic accident, multiple fractures such as this can indicate a metabolic issue that causes weak bones or other issues. You need to be evaluated by your primary doc or a spine consultant. Find another consultant if that is possible. ...Read more

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Slight loss of disc space height and osteophyte formation seen at several levels greatest at t3/t4 -t6/t7 sm schmorls nodes are noted at these levels?

Slight loss of disc space height and osteophyte formation seen at several levels greatest at t3/t4 -t6/t7 sm schmorls nodes are noted at these levels?

Arthritis: Sounds like a radiology read from an x-ray, MRI or ct. These are findings associated with arthritis of these joints or perhaps scheuermanns disease which is a benign condition. Treatment is nonoperative in general. See a spinal physician if you are having significant pain. ...Read more

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Had injury now multilevel spondylosis degenerative disk disease, bulging disks at t6-t7, t7-t8-t9 with small left neural foraminal herniation at t6-t7

Had injury now multilevel spondylosis degenerative disk disease, bulging disks at t6-t7, t7-t8-t9 with small left neural foraminal herniation at t6-t7

Symptoms?: It's hard to give advice without knowing what's bothering you. The mere presence of spondylolsis may not need any treatment at all. Most likely pt will suffice. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Nortriptyline for neuropathic pain, how effective is the medication. DDD at T5-T6 with small bone spurs as well.?

Neuropathic pain: Nortriptyline can be used for neuropathic pain. In the US it is not FDA approved for neuropathic pain but it is prescribed off label and some studies have shown efficacy for treating nerve pain. If the pain does not resolve, then other medications and nonoperative treatments such as nerve blocks and physical therapy may relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Recent xray shows early degenerative disk disease c4-c5, c5-c6 and not the t5-t6? At 23 should I be concerned and should I be seeking neuro consult?

Recent xray shows early degenerative disk disease c4-c5, c5-c6 and not the t5-t6? At 23 should I be concerned and should I be seeking neuro consult?

NECK PAIN: What are your symptoms? If you are not having weakness or changes in reflexes you do not need a neurosurgical consult. Neck exercises would likely help. ...Read more

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I do not have back pain I do have shoulder pain but doctor told me is my t5 t6 so he wants to give me injection of steroid in my bach how that gone he?

First see someone el: I think that you should get another opinion from a sports medicine doc or another spine ortho doc. If you have shoulder pain I don't think it is t6 or t5, . ..I would first have someone take a look at your shoulder so a sports doc can see your shoulder and your back. A shoulder ortho surgeon can see your shoulder...Get another opinoin. ...Read more

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I had a MRI of thoracic spine. I have protroshion at t7-8 and bulging at t6-7, 10-11. Would this cause upper middle back pain?

I had a MRI of thoracic spine. I have protroshion at t7-8 and bulging at t6-7, 10-11. Would this cause upper middle back pain?

Maybe: Unfortunately mris often provide more information that is relevant. It is not uncommon to find abnormalities on MRI scans that have no connection to someone complaint. The concern with disc herniations is the possible nerve compression that can result. This often causes referred pain and not pain where the disc abnormality is. The doc who ordered your scan needs to go over it with you. ...Read more

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I got herniated discs in the c3-4 c4-5 c5-6 t6-7 t7-8 t11-12 l2-3 l3-4 l5- s1 indent cord ventral margin with clumping of nerve roots.? Does it mean

I got herniated discs in the c3-4 c4-5 c5-6 t6-7 t7-8 t11-12 l2-3 l3-4 l5- s1 indent cord ventral margin with clumping of nerve roots.? Does it mean

It's complicated: As we age, we are prone to get basically arthritis of the spine, often referred to as spinal stenosis as well as changes in the discs between the spine bony vertebrae. Some have these changes earlier. If you have any arm or leg weakness, loss of control of bowels/bladder, then you will need to see a neurologist to further examine you and evaluate your symptoms in the context of the MRI findings. ...Read more

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Burst fractures of t1-t6. 11 months natural healing. Fractures undiagnosed. T2-t5 mostly white collagen. Will pain ever go away? Chronic chronic pain.

Burst fractures of t1-t6. 11 months natural healing. Fractures undiagnosed. T2-t5 mostly white collagen. Will pain ever go away? Chronic chronic pain.

Poss spinal unstable: You may expect to have symptoms from the burst fractures for up to 2 years post injury. If you indeed sustained multiple burst fractures you may have developed significant spinal instability. This demands an evaluation with a spine surgeon along with follow-up x-rays and a current cat scan of the spine. You should not delay in being evaluated or in obtaining a second opinion. ...Read more

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Mild decreased signal in nucleus pulposus and bulging in t6-7. T7-8, t8-9, and t9-t10. Does this cause my arm and leg weakness and tingling?

Mild decreased signal in nucleus pulposus and bulging in t6-7. T7-8, t8-9, and t9-t10. Does this cause my arm and leg weakness and tingling?

T spine: Unusual for bulging discs in thoracic area to produce leg numbness. Arm sxs can not be caused by thoracic spine discs issues as those nerves exit spinal cord above that level. Must look for other causes. ...Read more

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I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7. Does this sound like secondary C?

I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7. Does this sound like secondary C?

Frist you can't: Diagnose cancer of breast with MRI alone, definitive diagnosis is established only after biopsy only, if you did not have biopsy it may not be a cancer till proved by biopsy. Speak to your doctor and find out further management ...Read more

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Should I be worried about taking t5 tablets?

Should I be worried about taking t5 tablets?

Yes: According to internet reviews, T5 is a purported "fat burner" manufactured in the UK and principally used there. It contains a lot of caffeine and in some, apparently, ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)...a substance banned in the United States due to dangerous/life-threatening side effects. In some, it may speed up metabolism a bit, but it is TOO DANGEROUS to use. In susceptible, it raises blood pressure and heart issues ...Read more

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Are t5 max strength fat burners ok to take?

Are t5 max strength fat burners ok to take?

Diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, ; start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Most physicians wouldn't suggest a diet pill. ...Read more

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Show me spine t7 thru L3 convexed 15.1 degree.?

Show me spine t7 thru L3 convexed 15.1 degree.?

Please rephrase: Your question is unclear. Please rephrase it so that we get a better idea of your concern. Include at least the patient's age, sex, symptoms and so on. Then ask a question. We can't "show you" anything in this forum, and if a picture is worth 1, 000 words, we'll run out because we only have 400 per answer. ...Read more

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MRI: "There is a small chronic Schmorl's node indenting the superior endplate of T5." What does this mean?

MRI: "There is a small chronic Schmorl's node indenting the superior endplate of T5." What does this mean?

Vertebrae: Are like building blocks.
With top-superior and bottom inferior surfaces= end plates.
The space between vertebrae are discs- like the mortar in stone walls.
The disc has a circumference which can break- ruptured disc. Or a segment can protrude up or down- schmorl's node into vertebrae due to deterioration of spine. Most are not symptomatic. ...Read more

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I am in a wheelchair - crushed t7 and I get a lot of lower back pan. I have a degenerative sij. What can I do to make the pain go away?

Thorough evaluation: Thorough evaluation is essential to determine source of pain. If clearly si joint-related, sijoint injections or ultimately, sijoint fusion. If due to fracture, then assess for whether there is significant deformity that needs correction. Otherwise, evaluation for potential candidacy for spinal cord stimulator. ...Read more