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I have 6 hemangiomas in my spine. The one at t9 is invasive covering over 99% of my disk. Should I get anything done to it. I get mixed answers. ?

I have 6 hemangiomas in my spine. The one at t9 is invasive covering over 99% of my disk. Should I get anything done to it. I get mixed answers. ?

Sorry: You alone can decide whether you want to do what a doctor suggests. Your doctor can suggest, but the decision and responsibility is yours alone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Neurofibroma, swannoma. Large, on spine. Thoracic T8 T9. Infringing. How dangerous?

Neurofibroma, swannoma. Large, on spine. Thoracic T8 T9. Infringing. How dangerous?

Serious: If it is impinging on the spinal cord at that level (T8-9) it needs surgical evaluation. Further growth could cause sensory symptoms, motor loss or even paralysis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Mri of t spine yesterday. Show mild disc height loss at t9-t10. Sm schmorl node involving inferior veterbel body. Warrant pain under right shoulder?

Mri of t spine yesterday. Show mild disc height loss at t9-t10. Sm schmorl node involving inferior veterbel body. Warrant pain under right shoulder?

Not likely: This level (t9-10) would tend to give pain a little lower than that. Look at this map, it shows you where the nerves "hook" to in the skin. http://www.backpain-guide.com/chapter_fig_folders/ch06_path_folder/ch06_images/06-4%20radiculopathy.jpg. ...Read more

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8 year old begin complaining of back pain and xray shows 11 degrees of levoscoliosis of thoracolumbar spine from approximately T9 through L3?

8 year old begin complaining of back pain and xray shows 11 degrees of levoscoliosis of thoracolumbar spine from approximately T9 through L3?

Cause or effect ??: Mild scoliosis as described will not generally cause pain.However,pain can cause a kid to splint or twist toward the direction of pain & produce an x-ray with that appearance. A history and exam could better reveal the importance of this finding. If it is true scoliosis at 8 it is worrisome as it usually worsens in the pre-teen/teen years if it is not treated. ...Read more

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Had CT of spine noted lesion at t9 so had MRI w/o contrast now they want to repeat study w/ contrast and do MRI of my brain. Why might they do this?

Had CT of spine noted lesion at t9 so had MRI w/o contrast now they want to repeat study w/ contrast and do MRI of my brain. Why might they do this?

Additional locales: Whenever an imaging study is done on a part of the body and then a repeat study is requested to be done on another part of the body there is usually a suspicion that additional lesions or entities that were found on the screening study can be found elsewhere. The physician who ordered the study in the first place would be your best resource to find out the exact answer. ...Read more

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Lots of pain in T10-12 in back and rib next to spine when inhaling and any slightest movement. CT bilateral nueral foraminal stenosis at T9-10. ?

Lots of pain in T10-12 in back and rib next to spine when inhaling and any slightest movement. CT bilateral nueral foraminal stenosis at T9-10. ?

Constriction.: Your condition may constrict the passages of the right and left T9 nerve roots. This may be the cause of your symptoms. Conservative measures are best recommended for this condition in the thoracic spine. Other considerations include local tissue reactions, discogenic pain, spasms, myofascial pain, circulatory issues, "facet" syndrome, and ligament, muscle and other soft tissue problems. See PM&R. ...Read more

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I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?

I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?

See below: The cervical issue might cause arm pain. The thoracic issue might cause mid to lower back pain. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist who can make decisions on treatment based on your mri, pain complaints, and examination. ...Read more

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35yf fell squarly on l mid back, 4 ft hard surface 2 day ago. T9-l3 fused long time. Pain with bendng, turnng, very tender. How long till better? C dr?

35yf fell squarly on l mid back, 4 ft hard surface 2 day ago. T9-l3 fused long time. Pain with bendng, turnng, very tender. How long till better? C dr?

Yes I would: See fdr. That was quite a fall and you are in a lot of pain. Imaging might be needed if the exam calls for it and proper diagnosis will help manage yor pain. Are you using ice? ...Read more

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My son fractured his T9 and T10 in a skateboardind accident 5 days ago. Now he is getting really bad sharp pains in his lower back?

Referral pain : Muscle and bone will,refer pain like he is having. There are techniques which may benefit him. See a pain doc in your area to,discuss vertebra pasty or kyphoplasty to stabilize the fracture ...Read more

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My son suffers from chronic back and testicular pain that comes and goes. He had tethered cord release & has syringomyelia t7-t9. Ideas for pain mngmt?

My son suffers from chronic back and testicular pain that comes and goes. He had tethered cord release & has syringomyelia t7-t9. Ideas for pain mngmt?

See osteopathic dr: It never hurts to get a second opinion with an osteopathic physician, who commonly sees spinal conditions requiring pain management, especially if it involves chronic back pain, and history of syringomelia. Since you didn't state the age of your son, the management will be different depending on the age of the child, or teenager. Do keep that in mind. ...Read more

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I fell in Nov. Now have hydromyelia/syringomyelia w syrinx. T7-T12 4mm mas at T9 This wasn't seen in last MRI 2015 back pain & uro sx. From fall?

I fell in Nov. Now have hydromyelia/syringomyelia w syrinx. T7-T12 4mm mas at T9 This wasn't seen in last MRI 2015  back pain & uro sx. From fall?

Need more info: This is a question that will be better answered with further clarification of spine imaging details - where exactly is this mass at T9 - inside the spinal cord, inside the vertebral column, on top of the spinal cord, is it enhancing with contrast etc etc. Some masses are clinically benign like hemangiomas inside the vertebra, some are less benign causing symptoms like spine tumors, hematomas, AVMs ...Read more

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I've total numbness on the right side of chest to back dermoatome t4-t9. Along T4 can be really painful when agitated. Upper right leg now also day11?

I've total numbness on the right side of chest to back dermoatome t4-t9. Along T4 can be really painful when agitated. Upper right leg now also day11?

Chest numbness: You need to see a doctor for a full neurological exam. The symptoms you are reporting are quite unusual and suggest a significant abnormality of the spine. You need to get it checked out to understand what's happening. I would recommend not waiting until it got worse. ...Read more

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My knees hurt after a back fracture in t9 vertebrae. Are they related?

Unlikely unless : You were left with an unbalanced spine or if there was any nerve involvement. Perhaps the way in which the back was injured also injured the knees but you and your doctors were more focused on the spine fracture and its immediate care and treatment ...Read more

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I have a compression fracture of the t9. Its been 9 weeks since I hurt my back. Can I shoot a rifle or muzzle loader for deer season in a couple days?

I have a compression fracture of the t9. Its been 9 weeks since I hurt my back. Can I shoot a rifle or muzzle loader for deer season in a couple days?

Depends: I would not do this as you are still in the healing phase. It is not clear as to how this happened but if trauma it is not wise to do this. If this is due to osteoporosis it is not wise. I suggest that you avoid this but if this is imperative get your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Mid up back pain under rt shoulder for many months. Ct of chest clear. I do have cervical steonosis and disc ht loss at t9-10. What could cause pain?

Mid up back pain under rt shoulder for many months. Ct of chest clear. I do have cervical steonosis and disc ht loss at t9-10.  What could cause pain?

Pain in Mid Back: Can indeed be coming directly via a nerve from the degenerated level at t9-10, however, most patients have 'peri-scapular' pain, or pain around and under the shoulderblade from cervical degeneration and facet problems in the neck. Sometimes even due to referred pain from nerve impingement in the neck. Find a good orthopaedic spine surgeon to evaluate you and find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?

Back Pain: This sounds like a herniated disc and/or degenerative disc disease which can cause severe back pain especially while sitting. This is more common in the lumbar spine but can be present anywhere in the spine. You should definitely have your MRI looked at by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have degenerative disc disease from c1 thru t9, and fibromyalgia. What could I do?

I have degenerative disc disease from c1 thru t9, and fibromyalgia. What could I do?

Another doctor: ? what treatments are for DDD & fibromyalgia (FM) in 38 yo. DDD merely radiologic descriptor &, as applied to 38 yo, not pain generator. Find another physician, preferably Osteopath. FM cause is multifactorial soft tissue injuries requiring several non-toxic natural therapies, including weight loss & exercise (aquatherapy, gentle yoga, walking), to reconstitute proper soft tissue function & cure. ...Read more

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