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What is Thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy?

What is Thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy?

It means: Thoracic spine arthritic changes without spinal cord damage!

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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I have been diagnosed with thoracic spondylosis with myelopathy. What should I do?

I have been diagnosed with thoracic spondylosis with myelopathy. What should I do?

Have it operated on: If you already have the diagnosis of myelopathy, it may be dormant for a long time. However, it never gets better, unfortunately. Are you certain that the myelopathy is in the thoracic spine. The MRI should also check the cervical and lumbar spine, because the thoracic spine, without any trauma, is rare ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Thoracic spondylosis with myelopathy. I have great faith in my neurosurgeon, but want more info. Affects T4-10.

I have been diagnosed with Thoracic spondylosis with myelopathy. I have great faith in my neurosurgeon, but want more info. Affects T4-10.

What kind of info?: What kind of info do you want? If the spondylosis is affecting your walking, bowel or bladder function, the surgery should be very helpful.

You could ask one of our surgeons a specific question. ...Read more

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Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Important in that...: ....U kno the source of Ur pain. It means U have arthritis in Ur thoracic spine. Ur PCP can Institute a treatment program 4 U. Image is a severe lumbar arthritis on a 3-D, , reformatted CT ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis. Do I qualify for medical marijuana?

I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis. Do I qualify for medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana: I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis. Do I qualify for medical marijuana? ANS: age? Does it hurt? Dx alone is not reasons to get it. What else have you tried and failed. Available for 2nd opinion anytime. ...Read more

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Hello, I just wanted to know if I qualify for medical marijuana because I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis and I am only 30 years old.

Hello, I just wanted to know if I qualify for medical marijuana because I have been diagnosed with Thoracic Spondylosis and I am only 30 years old.

Local issue: In most of the country this is still illegal and a doc could lose their license by providing you access to it. However, there are some states that ignore the federal law & have liberal access programs. The rules are made within each area, so you must look into this locally. For some, they could get access with a stubbed toe. ...Read more

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I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is "cervical spondylosis without myelopathy"?

As below: When spondylosis does not affect spinal cord or the root spinal nerves. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Neck degeneration: Cervical spondylosis is an arthritic-like wear and tear degeneration of the vertebrae, and typically results in neck pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. When the process results in bony changes, the spinal canal can narrow at various levels, and if the spinal cord is compressed, that can cause numbness, weakness, and bladder problems (result of "myelopathy"). ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more about it.?

Spinal cord compress: It is a degenerative condition, with narrowing of the spinal canal and impingement of the spinal cord, with symptoms such as hand clumpsiness, dropping things, change of gait, balance problems, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?

Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?

Yes: Yes. The outer part of the intervertebral disc is known as the annulus fibrosis, and when it tears it is known as an annular tear. Cervical Spondylosis is another way to describe degenerative arthritis in the cervical (neck) part of the spine. Don't hesitate to discuss these findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy but have not seen the written results yet from the mri. What does this mean?

I have been diagnosed with lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy but have not seen the written results yet from the mri. What does this mean?

Low back arthritis: Low back arthritis without radiaing merve symptoms usually given to some one with functional back pain and degenerative changes on xray or mri. ...Read more

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Oshould Narcotics be given for lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy n do u need surgery for it?

Oshould Narcotics be given for lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy n do u need surgery for it?

It depends: Lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy is a general diagnosis that covers a lot of different kinds and severity of complaints ranging from mild low back pain to severe back and leg pain with neurologic abnormalities like weakness, numbness and tingling.

Severe symptoms may sometimes be treated with narcotics or sometimes even with surgery, depending on the history, physical exam, and tests. ...Read more

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Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

You got hit by a SUV: All 62 year olds have spondylosis which is the aging of the spine. You sustained an injury to the structures of your neck that in a number of patients can exceed one year from time of injury in the distribution you describe. See a spine specialist for an evaluation and treatment suggestions as even a yonger person without pre existing spondylosis can also experience prolonged symptoms. ...Read more

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My surgeon wants to fuse me from L3/L4 the write up says: Diagnosis - Spondylosis - Lumbar wtih Myelopathy & Instability - Lumbar. Please explain?

My surgeon wants to fuse me from L3/L4 the write up says: Diagnosis - Spondylosis - Lumbar wtih Myelopathy & Instability - Lumbar. Please explain?

Ask surgeon: First. Basically cord involvement *compression) from an orthopedic condition either acquired or traumatic that results in instability at L3-4 ...Read more

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What does lower thoracic myelopathy mean? Possibly a Tumor? Thanks

What does lower thoracic myelopathy mean? Possibly a Tumor? Thanks

Term: myelopathy is medical term for lesion of the spinal cord. I suppose the question is, what lesion? Tumor (as you have asked), Demyelinating disorder, MS, etc. MRI and medical evaluation can help sort this out. ...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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What does "minor prominence of central canal thoracic cord but no lower thoracic myelopathy"mean? Please, thanks

What does "minor prominence of central canal thoracic cord but no lower thoracic myelopathy"mean? Please, thanks

Normal spinal cord: The central canal is a small, elongated cavity that contains cerebrospinal fluid and is located in the middle of the spinal cord. It can be slightly prominent without being abnormal. An abnormally enlarged central canal is called hydromyelia (or syringomyelia).

"no thoracic myelopathy" means the thoracic spinal cord looked normal on your imaging study. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with spondylosis in the thoracic region of my spine. I'm only 18 and was wondering if it is unusual to be getting this so young?

I was diagnosed with spondylosis in the thoracic region of my spine. I'm only 18 and was wondering if it is unusual to be getting this so young?

Yes it is: Yes it is unusual for a young person to have a back pain make sure you confirm the diagnoses with a bone or spine doctor before you agree to any adjustment or treatment, get a second opinion and an explanation of why you are getting this ...Read more

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