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Doctor insights on: T9 Shows Mild Central Compression Deformity

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Mri of t spine yesterday. Show mild disc height loss at t9-t10. Sm schmorl node involving inferior veterbel body. Warrant pain under right shoulder?

Mri of t spine yesterday. Show mild disc height loss at t9-t10. Sm schmorl node involving inferior veterbel body. Warrant pain under right shoulder?

Not likely: This level (t9-10) would tend to give pain a little lower than that. Look at this map, it shows you where the nerves "hook" to in the skin. http://www.backpain-guide.com/chapter_fig_folders/ch06_path_folder/ch06_images/06-4%20radiculopathy.jpg. ...Read more

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MRI shows small central disc osteophytic complex at t8-t9 for other issue. Then Car accident in June causing severe pain in back, neck, shoulder and radiates to chest. Should I get another MRI? Current doctor wont send me.

MRI shows small central disc osteophytic complex at t8-t9 for other issue. Then Car accident in June causing severe pain in back, neck, shoulder and radiates to chest. Should I get another MRI? Current doctor wont send me.

Potentially: If you are having severe symptoms of pain following a car accident, further workup
Should be considered. Among those possible studies would be an MRI or ct scan. You certainly would not rely on findings on an MRI done before your injury to explain why you are having pain from your injury. ...Read more

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I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?

I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?

See below: The cervical issue might cause arm pain. The thoracic issue might cause mid to lower back pain.
I would suggest seeing a pain specialist who can make decisions on treatment based on your mri, pain complaints, and examination. ...Read more

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My t9 compression fracture was from falling 8' off a irrigation pivot. Im at week 9 now. What issues would I have shooting a gun?

My t9 compression fracture was from falling 8' off a irrigation pivot. Im at week 9 now. What issues would I have shooting a gun?

Talk with surgeon: That is a question best left for your surgeon. He/she can determine, based on the nature of your injury, your progress at this point and when/if you can shoot a gun. ...Read more

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I have a compression fracture of the t9. Its been 9 weeks since I hurt my back. Can I shoot a rifle or muzzle loader for deer season in a couple days?

I have a compression fracture of the t9. Its been 9 weeks since I hurt my back. Can I shoot a rifle or muzzle loader for deer season in a couple days?

Depends: I would not do this as you are still in the healing phase. It is not clear as to how this happened but if trauma it is not wise to do this. If this is due to osteoporosis it is not wise. I suggest that you avoid this but if this is imperative get your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i fell and got a compression fracture at my t9 and L1 vertebrae. I was in the hospital & care facility for 2 weeks. Now I am home alone.Today i sat on the toilet and almost fainted w/pain. I am taking the max hydrocodone i can, but the pain is

4 weeks ago i fell and got a compression fracture at my t9 and L1 vertebrae. I was in the hospital & care facility for 2 weeks. Now I am home alone.Today i sat on the toilet and almost fainted w/pain. I am taking the max hydrocodone i can, but the pain is

Call doctor: I believe that a simple phone call to your physicians office or to his nurse on call maybe all that is needed as opposed to going and sitting in an emergency room for anywhere between 4 and 12 hours. You are already being given potent analgesics. What may need to be added from your description is a stool softener or recommendation to increase fiber in your diet. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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MRI scan result- subtle change to centre of spinal cord t8, t9, t10. What could this be? 30yr old female

MRI scan result- subtle change to centre of spinal cord t8, t9, t10. What could this be? 30yr old female

Send report: There are many possibilities. A copy of the report or the MRI itself would be helpful in giving you a comprehensive answer. ...Read more

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What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

Mixed density: This means there is an area in the 9th thoracic body (mid back) which has areas which are lower density (lytic) and higher density (sclerotic) than normal bone at that location.

There are many reasons for this appearance. A thoracic spine MRI of this area, probably with and without contrast, may be helpful. ...Read more

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8 year old begin complaining of back pain and xray shows 11 degrees of levoscoliosis of thoracolumbar spine from approximately T9 through L3?

8 year old begin complaining of back pain and xray shows 11 degrees of levoscoliosis of thoracolumbar spine from approximately T9 through L3?

Cause or effect ??: Mild scoliosis as described will not generally cause pain.However,pain can cause a kid to splint or twist toward the direction of pain & produce an x-ray with that appearance. A history and exam could better reveal the importance of this finding. If it is true scoliosis at 8 it is worrisome as it usually worsens in the pre-teen/teen years if it is not treated. ...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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My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?

My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?

Back Pain: This sounds like a herniated disc and/or degenerative disc disease which can cause severe back pain especially while sitting. This is more common in the lumbar spine but can be present anywhere in the spine.

You should definitely have your MRI looked at by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Neurofibroma, swannoma. Large, on spine. Thoracic T8 T9. Infringing. How dangerous?

Neurofibroma, swannoma. Large, on spine. Thoracic T8 T9. Infringing. How dangerous?

Serious: If it is impinging on the spinal cord at that level (T8-9) it needs surgical evaluation. Further growth could cause sensory symptoms, motor loss or even paralysis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have 6 hemangiomas in my spine. The one at t9 is invasive covering over 99% of my disk. Should I get anything done to it. I get mixed answers. ?

I have 6 hemangiomas in my spine. The one at t9 is invasive covering over 99% of my disk. Should I get anything done to it. I get mixed answers. ?

Sorry: You alone can decide whether you want to do what a doctor suggests. Your doctor can suggest, but the decision and responsibility is yours alone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have degenerative disc disease from c1 thru t9, and fibromyalgia. What could I do?

I have degenerative disc disease from c1 thru t9, and fibromyalgia. What could I do?

Another doctor: ? what treatments are for DDD & fibromyalgia (FM) in 38 yo. DDD merely radiologic descriptor &, as applied to 38 yo, not pain generator. Find another physician, preferably Osteopath. FM cause is multifactorial soft tissue injuries requiring several non-toxic natural therapies, including weight loss & exercise (aquatherapy, gentle yoga, walking), to reconstitute proper soft tissue function & cure. ...Read more

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Is there a solution for disk narrowing in T11-12 and T9-10 maybe vitamins or kind of sports to do?

Is there a solution for disk narrowing in T11-12 and T9-10 maybe vitamins or kind of sports to do?

Not solution: Exercises that support and strengthen the core will help stabilize the situation-and can postpone any future surgery, but no supplement or activity will undo what is done. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a t9 fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a t9 fracture to heal?

Depends: If bones are normal density, no pathology, and was related to no trauma and no nerve damage... Generally about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I had 2 ribs cut during surgery for T8 & T9. Now 4 months post, he lower rib is not smooth like the other & I still have pain. Normal? Heal time?

I had 2 ribs cut during surgery for T8 & T9.  Now 4 months post, he lower rib is not smooth like the other & I still have pain. Normal? Heal time?

Here are some...: I perceived what you've experienced over the 4 months after a surgery requesting cut-off of T8 & 9 ribs, has been not that bad at all; apparently you've coped with it reasonably well. The process of postoperative healing is forever but completed by 70-90 % by the time of one year yet with variable pace among individuals. So, give time & patience to run & see as long as getting better slowly-surely ...Read more

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35yf fell squarly on l mid back, 4 ft hard surface 2 day ago. T9-l3 fused long time. Pain with bendng, turnng, very tender. How long till better? C dr?

35yf fell squarly on l mid back, 4 ft hard surface 2 day ago. T9-l3 fused long time. Pain with bendng, turnng, very tender. How long till better? C dr?

Yes I would: See fdr. That was quite a fall and you are in a lot of pain. Imaging might be needed if the exam calls for it and proper diagnosis will help manage yor pain. Are you using ice? ...Read more

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My son fractured his T9 and T10 in a skateboardind accident 5 days ago. Now he is getting really bad sharp pains in his lower back?

Referral pain : Muscle and bone will,refer pain like he is having. There are techniques which may benefit him. See a pain doc in your area to,discuss vertebra pasty or kyphoplasty to stabilize the fracture ...Read more

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82y/old f. Post fall. #t9. 2wks in hosp, now rehab. Has brace. What exercises are appropriate? How long can she sit up? Any restrictions ?

82y/old f. Post fall. #t9. 2wks in  hosp, now rehab. Has brace. What exercises are appropriate?  How long can she sit up? Any restrictions ?

See below: It takes about 3 months for this type of fracture to heal. Generally at this stage in an 82 year old, the most we will do for exercise is walking. She will want to wear the brace and avoid flexing (bending forward) the spine. Extension (bending backward) is usually ok. Sitting during the first couple of weeks is usually dictated by pain tolerance. Make sure you check with the treating doctor. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophic change at the T9-T10 facets bilaterally -severe left, moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Lots of pain

What does hypertrophic change at the T9-T10 facets bilaterally -severe left, moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Lots of pain

Cause for back pain.: It means your main nerves coming from your spine that run through your vertebrae can be suffering of compression because overgrowth of the bony area is squeezing it/them.The pain is caused by the nerve itself that might be irritated by contact with the vertebra.Nerves transmit sensation so pain is triggered this way. F/u with your doctor to create a plan of action for treatment. ...Read more

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On 4/12/16 I fractured T9,T11, T12,L1. The VA did nothing. Still intense pain & now they suggest P.T. Outside Dr said kyphoplasty. Will PT work?

 On 4/12/16 I fractured T9,T11, T12,L1. The VA did nothing. Still intense pain & now they suggest P.T. Outside Dr said kyphoplasty. Will PT work?

Depends : It really is based upon the specific cause of your pain. If you had multiple vertebral fractures in April, 2016; they should be well healed by now. Kyphoplasties are usually not considered an option in fractures over 6 months for the reason that by then they are usually healed. You need to be evaluated for the exact cause of your pain, then you can choose best options for you. ...Read more

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How long does a t10 or t9 fracture take to heal?

3 months: This is the usual time for fractures to heal. Smoking and some drugs can slow the process. ...Read more

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Is tingling in the legs and a sensation of warmth good after T9 spinal cord injury?

Is tingling in the legs and a sensation of warmth good after T9 spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injury: recovery is highly variable. Regaining any sensations in your legs that you have not experienced since the spinal cord injury are a good sign.

Wishing you progressive improvement. ...Read more