Ask now
Rated 4.8/5 based on 8 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Thoracic Disc Desiccation

Share
Dr. William Byars
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
852K people helped
1

1
Can multilevel, severe thoracic disc desiccation result in upper left back pain after eating? Thanks.

Dr. William Byars
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
852K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified
23 years in practice
66M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified
23 years in practice
66M people helped
Continue
Dr. Robert Binford
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
33 years in practice
1M people helped
2

2
I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?

Dr. Robert Binford
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
33 years in practice
1M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified
23 years in practice
66M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified
23 years in practice
66M people helped
Continue
Dr. Prem Gupta
Board Certified, neurology
43 years in practice
1M people helped
3

3
Can stretching irritate a slipped thoracic disc?

Dr. Prem Gupta
Board Certified, neurology
43 years in practice
1M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Tal David
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
169K people helped
4

4
Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Dr. Tal David
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
169K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified
23 years in practice
66M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
6M people helped
5

5
Why would I have back pain only when I do prolonged bending? I have a history of lower and thoracic disc issues.

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
6M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
9M people helped
6

6
Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
9M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Shuriz Hishmeh
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
16 years in practice
19K people helped
7

7
Is a thoracic disc herniation usually more painful than of cervical or lumbar spine? Any harder 2 remove?

Dr. Shuriz Hishmeh
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
16 years in practice
19K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
15M people helped
8

8
I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
15M people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Frederick Singer
Board Certified, Endocrinology
53 years in practice
665K people helped
9

9
Can you tell me what ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

Dr. Frederick Singer
Board Certified, Endocrinology
53 years in practice
665K people helped
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped
10

10
Can a thoracic disc bulge cause rear foot pain and pain near achilles? Thanks!

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped

Anatomy: No. The nerve for the feet do not exit the spinal cord in the thorax. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
23 years in practice
66M people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook