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My MRI says, straightening of thoracic kyphosis, what does that mean? Schmorl's nodes mult. Levels, 6 new bulg. Discs scince last mri! why so bad in 4yr

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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In brief: Who said it's bad!

Straightening of the kyphosis or bend is not significant.
Disc bulges are normal findings & seen more as we get older. Schmorl's nodes are weak areas in bone allowing disc material to migrate into & are not necessarily bad findings either. Make sure you have good lifestyle habits : not smoking, exercising regularly and not being overweight. Check your vitamin d level & have adequate calcium.

In brief: Who said it's bad!

Straightening of the kyphosis or bend is not significant.
Disc bulges are normal findings & seen more as we get older. Schmorl's nodes are weak areas in bone allowing disc material to migrate into & are not necessarily bad findings either. Make sure you have good lifestyle habits : not smoking, exercising regularly and not being overweight. Check your vitamin d level & have adequate calcium.
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