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Whats A Cysts On Your Thoracic Spine
Spinal cyst: Spinal cyst is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid and it can be characterized as either extradural (outside the dura) or intradural (inside the dura). Most of the spinal cysts are idiopathic, but they can be developed from congenital defect; arachnoid adhesion secondary to infection; trauma from lumbar puncture; or iatrogenic cause from injected contrast dye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Fluid sacks: The outer lining of each nerve as it leaves the spinal canal and passes thru the spinal column may occasionally separate from close adherence to the nerve & that space may fill up with spinal fluid. These cysts are often present at birth but may enlarge later (tarlov cysts). They are always noncancerous & almost always asymptomatic. Usually they are "an incidental" finding unrelated to the problem. ...Read more
Is it normal to get facet injections in the thoracic spine? Should i get them even if there is a some kind of cyst on my spine by my t6?
Depends: Facet injections help relieve pain from the facet joint due to arthritic conditions or whiplash injuries. Occasionally the facet joint has a synovial cyst (which is an out pouching of the original joint capsule) associated with it that may compress a nerve and cause pain. If so then the facet injection may be used to reduce the pain from that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with a cyst on my lower lumbar/thoracic spine. Its hitting nerves in my lower back. Do I need to worry about getting surgery?
Maybe: There are different kinds of "cysts" but the most common "cyst" in the lumbar spine that causes is a pinched nerve is a synovial cyst. This is and inflammatory cyst that causes symptoms of a pinched nerve. Surgery is sometimes indicated for large, painful cysts that are unresponsive to nonsurgical treatments like pt and injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?
Thoracic Spine: Pain at the level of the bra-strap is a very common pain location in middle aged (sorry...) women... We have a hard time determining the cause usually, but poor posture is a common reason. Otherwise, the cervical spine can radiate pain down to that area and deserves a workup. Injections in the T-spine facet joints may help. Good luck!... avoid rushing into surgery for this. ...Read more
Incorrect term: The epiphysis refers to the area of bones above the growth plate and closer to the end of the bone. An apohysitis refers to an inflammation and injury of the growth plate. Apophysitis in the thoracic spine would be a condition in children with open growth plates (still growing.) it would involve an injury to the growth plate. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery from thoracic spine surgery varies upon the type of surgery. With lesser invasive techniques, anterior surgeries can be associated with short hospital stays. More traditional anterior and/or posterior procedures may involve longer hospitalization and recovery periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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