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My Mri said i have an edema within the bilateral dorsal paraspinal musculature extending to the T4 level. What does this mean and what causes it?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Muscle injury

The paraspinal muscle groups are muscles running along both sides of the spinal column.
You have numerous small, individual paraspinal muscles that help control and stabilize movements between the vertebrae. Edema is swelling basically. Physical trauma, infection and a number of other factors can lead to edema as well.

In brief: Muscle injury

The paraspinal muscle groups are muscles running along both sides of the spinal column.
You have numerous small, individual paraspinal muscles that help control and stabilize movements between the vertebrae. Edema is swelling basically. Physical trauma, infection and a number of other factors can lead to edema as well.
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