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Thoracic Degenerative Disc Disease
I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?
Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more
Being a 31 y/o male, what does it mean when my report says mild multilevel degenerative disc disease and slight scoliosis in the thoracic and lumbar?
Could an untreated compression fracture in the mid-thoracic spine ultimately lead to degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine?
No: No way to conmect the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?
I had an MRI done and the dr said that I have degenerative disc disease in my 5th and 6th vertabrae. Would surgery be required?
What does it mean stable mid multilevel degenerative disc disease and no signal abnormality within the cord or abnormal enhancem severe pain and burning and itching
There : There are many worn out disks in your mid spine (likely thoracic) which are not causing damage or swelling in the spinal cord. There is no other enhancement in the spinal cord suggestive of other diseases like cancer. The MRI is stable and not changed from your last mri. Please discuss your symptoms and MRI scan with a neurologist, interventional pain doctor or spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had degenerative disc disease in T4 and t5 since 2011. Been told nothing can be done but pain management. Pain starts mid back down to buttock?
Degenerative disk: There are a lot of minimally invasive spine surgery methods available, including laser approach. The "lase spine surgery institute may help. Most of surgeries are done outpatient without general anesthesia and you could walk the very same day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri results. Degenerative disc disease with spinal stenosis 3 bulging discs 2mml 5 mml and 7mml on left forminial 3 bone spurs annular tear debilitati?
Misnomer: For practical purposes, it's a misnomer describing an aging disc. It's like telling someone with wrinkles that she suffers from "degenerative skin disease". Radiologists love to use this term, so do busy spine surgeons. "disease" makes it sound like you urgently need a fusion or artificial disc implant. All our discs "degenerate" over time and most of us never have any trouble from that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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