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

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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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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Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Thoracic disk: If indeed it is a herniated thoracic disk, which is somewhat rare, it could be t1 through t12. T11 and 12 would refer to the "floating" lower ribs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

Can you tell me what ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

Pain.: Protrusion of a disc which is in between 2 vertebrae can irritate the spinal cord or nerves. This can produce severe back pain. ...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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