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Thoracic Spondylosis With Myelopathy
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
I have been diagnosed with Thoracic spondylosis with myelopathy. I have great faith in my neurosurgeon, but want more info. Affects T4-10.
Is it common for a 29 yr old to have thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy and degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc issues? Treatment?
Not very common: Not very common in my experience. Any hx. Of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc. ...Read more
Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?
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
I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?
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
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
I have been diagnosed with lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy but have not seen the written results yet from the mri. What does this mean?
Oshould Narcotics be given for lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy n do u need surgery for it?
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
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
My surgeon wants to fuse me from L3/L4 the write up says: Diagnosis - Spondylosis - Lumbar wtih Myelopathy & Instability - Lumbar. Please explain?
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
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