Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Thoracic disc. Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the disc).

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I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this?

Neurosurgeons. unknown person notes and then asks: I have a rare condition involving a calcified thoracic disc herniation. How do I find neurosurgeons in the US who have the most experience with this? ANS: 1. Call your local medical society. 2. do a pubmed search for this and see who has published the most. 3. Ask your local medical team. 4. Contact a University Hospital in your area for referral. Good luck. Read more...

Is a thoracic disc herniation usually more painful than of cervical or lumbar spine? Any harder 2 remove?

No and maybe. They are not necessarily more painful than any located disc herniation. However, the approach to removing them is more technically involved in the thoracic region than in the cervical or lumbar regions. As with cervical disc herniations, the traditional approach is an anterior one but in the thoracic region this involves going through a lung cavity although a thoroscopic approach can be used . Read more...
Thoracic Disk. Pain is too subjective to answer, but to answer the second part of your questions, yes. Unlike the cervical spine, where the disk is pretty close to the skin, we can't easily remove a thoracic disk from the front, the heart and lungs are in the way. Unlike the lumbar spine, where the spinal cord has ended, the thoracic spine still contains the spinal cord. More risky and more difficult to remove. Read more...