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Can multilevel, severe thoracic disc desiccation result in upper left back pain after eating? Thanks.

Can multilevel, severe thoracic disc desiccation result in upper left back pain after eating? Thanks.

Look at GI tract: If this connection between eating and pain continues to hold true, look for a source within the gastrointestinal tract. Esophagitis and gallbladder disease are two possibilities. ...Read more

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I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?

I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?

See doctor: Degenerative disc disease of the thoracic spine can cause rib pain, chest pain, and shortness of breath (from pain) but it shouldn't cause palpitations. Palpitations, chest pain and sob can also be heart problems. Go see doctor right away. Make sure your heart is ok. ...Read more

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Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Thoracic disc: Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the disc). ...Read more

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Can stretching irritate a slipped thoracic disc?

Can stretching irritate a slipped thoracic disc?

Usually no: In rare instances it is feasible that an already diseased thoracic disc may slip with over stretching. ...Read more

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Why would I have back pain only when I do prolonged bending? I have a history of lower and thoracic disc issues.

Why would I have back pain only when I do prolonged bending? I have a history of lower and thoracic disc issues.

Disc problems: Cause pain depending on what related nerves are affected. Please see your doc. He/she may prescribe exercises, PT, or medicine. The doc may also OK massage therapy or other complementary or alternative treatments. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Varies: It depends on the specific area. Each if the twelve thoracic discs can cause pain that radiates into rib area. ...Read more

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I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this?

I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this?

Neurosurgeons: Unknown person notes and then asks: I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this? ANS: 1. Call your local medical society. 2. do a pubmed search for this and see who has published the most. 3. Ask your local medical team. 4. Contact a University Hospital in your area for referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

It means that the: Disc at the spine level chest region known as thoracic between the vertebral bones thoracic 4 and 5 has herniated into the spinal canal and is touching or effacing the spinal cord but not compressing it so even though it is significant or large there is still room enough within the spinal canal to accommodate both the spinal cord and disc herniation. ...Read more

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Is a thoracic disc herniation usually more painful than of cervical or lumbar spine? Any harder 2 remove?

Is a thoracic disc herniation usually more painful than of cervical or lumbar spine? Any harder 2 remove?

Thoracic Disk: Pain is too subjective to answer, but to answer the second part of your questions, yes. Unlike the cervical spine, where the disk is pretty close to the skin, we can't easily remove a thoracic disk from the front, the heart and lungs are in the way. Unlike the lumbar spine, where the spinal cord has ended, the thoracic spine still contains the spinal cord. More risky and more difficult to remove. ...Read more

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Can thoracic disc protrusions and extrusions cause neck pain or tingling in arms and hands, or tremors?

Can thoracic disc protrusions and extrusions cause neck pain or tingling in arms and hands, or tremors?

Thoracic disk sxs: No, because the nerves that supply all skin and muscles in your arms come from up above, in the c-spine, thoracic disks don't affect the arms. Typically a thoracic disk will either cause pain in the mid back, a tingling or burning radiating around the rib area, or no symptoms at all. If the disk is pressing on the spinal cord, it can result in bladder changes, trouble walking or with balance too ...Read more

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I am 32 years old and have chronic thoracic back pain. I have Scheuermann's Kyphosis, disc desiccation, broad based disc bulges, facet arthrosis, etc.

I am 32 years old and have chronic thoracic back pain. I have Scheuermann's Kyphosis, disc desiccation, broad based disc bulges, facet arthrosis, etc.

Kyphosis: Palliative pain care, activity modification and tolerence yield. The most predictable positve outcomes. Indication for surgical correction of kyphosis is over 60 degrees which is a huge curve, unpredictable pain reliever done to prevent progressive deformity not pain, the other changes can be related to the scheurermans disease (old news) they are not degenerative changes ...Read more

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I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

No: Disc desiccation is a natural process of aging, unfortunately. No relationship to body temperature ...Read more

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What is mild disc desiccation?

What is mild disc desiccation?

Disc dehydrated: It is mild dehydration of the disc, suggesting damage to the blood supply of the disc and foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation. ...Read more

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What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

Might be age: The term is saying that multiple discs (presumably in your back/neck) are dried out and decreased in size. This happens to everyone as you age and the question is whether it is more than normal. ...Read more

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Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?

Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?

What are ur symptoms: X-ray reports are interpretations normally made by a doctor who never meets you. Someone who knows your symptoms and history and exam findings is the only one who can tell you what the interpretation means for you. ...Read more

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How would I correct my back the l5-s1 has disc desiccation and 2 mm of retrolisthesis of L5 onto s1?

How would I correct my back the l5-s1 has disc desiccation and 2 mm of retrolisthesis of L5 onto s1?

Don't look at pic: The picture of your back usually does not play a role in your treatment unless you have failed nonop care and have symptoms that warrant surgery and findings on studies consistent with your complaints. All of us develop changes at l5-s1 over time and the dessication with retrolithesis is a normal finding for most as we age not necessarily requiring a "fix.". ...Read more