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Mid spine pain for 3 months. Only when bending forward. Thoracic spine X-ray shows no abnormalities. Now, what could it be?

Mid spine pain for 3 months. Only when bending forward. Thoracic spine X-ray shows no abnormalities. Now, what could it be?

Thoracic spine pain: Pain while bending forward is due to either the discs or stretching the muscles ( more likely at your age) . X-rays only show the bony structure. Only an MRI can show the discs properly. Try some stretching exercises gently but if the pain persists beyond 4-6 days, get proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

Scoliosis: Dextroconvexity is a description of a curvature of the thoracic spine (scoliosis) where the convex portion is on the right. This findings may or may not be related to your pain. Muscle spasm can cause this curvature or this may be something that has developed over time. ...Read more

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I recently had my yearly X-ray and when the result came out it says I have a slight levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. What could be possible remedy?

I recently had my yearly X-ray and when the result came out it says I have a slight levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. What could be possible remedy?

The fact this is a : Slight finding indicates that there should be no indication to treat but possibly suggest a MRI as it is a left type curve which could suggest a neurologic cause. Once that is ruled out, then just periodic evaluation is all that would be needed. ...Read more

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My chest X-ray shows mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine. Should I be concerned about this?

My chest X-ray shows mild scoliosis of the thoracic spine.  Should I be concerned about this?

Not usually: Unless you have back pain that can be attributable to that area of the spine or concerning bone changes like loss of density that accounts for this, it's more important to focus on improving your posture. ...Read more

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I've chronic back pain.X-ray shows several schmorl's node in thoracic spine.Chiropractor prescribed 5000IU of vit D3 to be taken daily. Is it safe?

I've chronic back pain.X-ray shows several schmorl's node in thoracic spine.Chiropractor prescribed 5000IU of vit D3 to be taken daily. Is it safe?

Yes: Taking so much vitamin d is not harmful, but probably not particularly helpful unless you have been shown to be pretty severely vitamin d deficient. Consider seeing a medical doctor and having your vitamin d level checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine ?

19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine  ?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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During my xray i found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?

During my xray i found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis on regular xray might be due to position of your body. Please get a physical examination. Answering your q, it depends on the type of job you are applying, but generally it is not important. ...Read more