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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia.  With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain.  My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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Could moderate to severe stenosis in cervical and thoracic spine cause pain, weakness in the upper arm, dizziness and tinnitus when stretChing my neck?

Could moderate to severe stenosis in cervical and thoracic spine cause pain, weakness in the upper arm, dizziness and tinnitus when stretChing my neck?

Some advice: Although your symptoms could be prompted by cervical stenosis or even nerve pinching at the foraminal outlet, the dizziness, and tinnitus, makes me wonder about co-morbidities, and would think of inner ear issues, but also vascular problems, such as subclavian steal syndrome. Find a neurologist who is open to investigating this more thoroughly. ...Read more

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Do thoracic t5 hemangioma cause pain?

Do thoracic t5 hemangioma cause pain?

Depends: If large can cause irritation and pain if small as most are then usually its an incidental finding. ...Read more

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Can a lower thoracic vertebral hemangioma cause pain?

Can a lower thoracic vertebral hemangioma cause pain?

Unusual indeed: Typically, a vertebral hemangioma is a congenital variation discovered coincidently, when image obtained for other reasons. Would consider alternative explanations. ...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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What is the most common cause of thoracic outlet syndrome?

What is the most common cause of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Narrow space: The most common cause is a narrow space between the first rib and a muscle tendon from the anterior scalene muscle. Other causes included an aberrent cervical rib. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome and is it common?

What causes recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome and is it common?

Extra rib or injury: It is caused by pressure on the nerves veins and possibly arteries of the arm where the first rib and clavicle meet ...Read more

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What causes soreness in thoracic back when twisting. No pain at all when not twisting.

What causes soreness in thoracic back when twisting. No pain at all when not twisting.

Muscle sprain : Sounds like strain of back muscles . A strain refers to a painful condition brought about by inflammation, overuse (or using in an unbalanced way), and overstretching/tearing of muscles or tendons or joints. Usual advice is rest , ice , pain killers . Most strange nd heal within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a thoracic Syrinx be caused by an auto accident or would it be a pre-existing condition. IE accident occurred on 9/25 and then on 10/07.

Can a thoracic Syrinx be caused by an auto accident or would it be a pre-existing condition.  IE accident occurred on 9/25 and then on 10/07.

Syrinx: If I am understanding your question correctly, it sounds as if you had the car accident on 9/25 and then developed symptoms on 10/7. This appears to be a rapid progression and seems unlikely that the accident caused the syrinx but it is a possibility. Another possibility would be that the syrinx was present prior to the accident and became symptomatic after the trauma. ...Read more

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What causes burning of the nerves in the thoracic spine?

Thoracic spine: This may be caused from a pinched nerve in the t spine which may cause burning pain. Or, it may also be unrelated to the spine. A thorough work up, including exam, imaging and review of your entire history is critical to get down to the bottom of the root cause. You should speak to your regular doc first - he/she should begin the work up. A disc herniation pinching the nerve should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Does surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome cause long term pain?

Does surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome cause long term pain?

Caution: Surgery is done to relieve pain. "Long term pain" is probably referring to failure of the surgery to relieve the pain of TOS. TOS is complicated. Vascular TOS needs surgery. Neurogenic TOS should only have surgery after ALL CONSERVATIVE therapy has failed. The surgery is not always successful. Your thoracic outlet is filled with nerves, blood vessels and muscles: serious complications can occur! ...Read more

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What causes burning and numbness in thoracic and cervical areas of back?

What causes burning and numbness in thoracic and cervical areas of back?

" pinched nerve": Upper back & neck strain is extremlu common with stress, prolonged sitting, repetitive arm motion... if burning sensation from uppr back to arms it could be irritation of nerves in " cervical & brachial nerve plexus" bu musle spasm, disc problem... if weaknes , numbnes, worsening pain see MD ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can thoracic os or something related cause upper ab pain and some swallowing difficulties?

Hard to guess like t: You need to go see a doctor if you have any persistent symptoms like pain. There are so many different causes of pain in abdomen, there is no short cut to make a diagnosis without visiting a doctor provided your symptoms are persisting or progressing and getting worse. ...Read more

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Minor prominence of central canal lower thoracic cord causes? But no lower myelopathy. Help thanks

Minor prominence of central canal lower thoracic cord causes? But no lower myelopathy. Help thanks

Need evaluation : We need a total emvaluation. The information you have does not explain everything that's happening with you. You need to re-evaluation with the neurologist on this issue ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old female. What causes levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine with associated degenerative changes?

I am a 46 year old female.  What causes levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine with associated degenerative changes?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a descriptive term meaning curvature of the spine. Some people have it as a youth and it can progress as you age. The most common cause in your is idiopathic, we don't know. As we age and develope degenerative changes we can also develop curving. Great informative web site: www.Isoliosis.Com. Explains process, amounts, causes , and treatments. ...Read more

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