... and central. I am not overweight. NS is recommending taking me off plavix 2 weeks to 3 months if there needs to be a fusion. He is also proposing accessing the disc from the back. From the research I have done, most of the time it is accessed from the side by removing a rib or anteriorly by opening the rib cage. ... (4 replies)
... T6, with stable sublinamentous migration along the posterior margin of the T5 vertebral body causing stable enfacement of the right thecal sac, severe narrowing of the right lateral recess and mild cord impingement. ... (4 replies)
... Hi, Keystone. I had a herniated disc at T6-7. I went through everything: acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, water PT, land PT (several times over), massage, all kinds of meds, working with some quacks, ESI, RFA, and anything else I could think of for years.
Eventually, I had fusion surgery (XLIF) and it failed. A year later, I had revision surgery. Now, I'm going back... (3 replies)
... T8, poor T6 is carrying all the load. After talking with my doc I have discovered that most surgeons avoid that area of the back like the plague. ... (81 replies)
... My hubby about 3 years ago was in a bad car accident has herinated disc's in his neck and t5 t6 t7 t7 being the worst.. He is able to deal with the pain with the t 5,6,7 but his neck, he can't hold up his head .. ... (2 replies)
... I also have fibromyalgia, deg disc disease and osteopenia etc. ... (3 replies)
... of all disc herniations are in the thoracic region. This is because of anatomy. ... (2 replies)
... L1 disc levels are unremarkable. ... (7 replies)
... The MRI is just one piece of the diagnostic puzzle. The spine specialist will take the findings of the MRI and correlate it to what is found upon physical and basic neurologic exam. Perhaps there is some reason other than what is found on the MRI that causes your surgeon to say the cervical issues are inoperable. From what I can tell there is nothing on the MRI itself that... (4 replies)
... A Neuro Surgeon. I've had 3 MRI's of my T-Spine and he said he believes the lesion has gotten slightly bigger. I am having another MRI next week.
I should also mention I am having numbness down my right leg to toes and jabbing pain in back. I can not stand for very long and my legs get weak. The severity of pain comes and goes. (4 replies)
... Welcome to the board.
I feel more comfortable talking about lumbar issues as that's where my problems are located....but certaiin things are the same for all spinal segments.
I am curious what type of doctor you are currently seeing, who has proposed the thoracic surgery and who told you the cervical is inoperable? (4 replies)
... Degenerative Disc Disease is seen throughout the cervical spine, with straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. ... (11 replies)
... Degenerative Disc Disease is seen throughout the cervical spine, with straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. ... (6 replies)
... Hi friend,
Just wondering how you are doing with your thoracic problems. I also have a whack load of herniations. Cervical has been totally fused, thoracic has about 5 some with cord compressions. Look forward to seeing if you found anything out there to help you. I am desperate! (2 replies)
As i stated in my bio i do have sickle cell trait and i see a sickle cell doctor for my back pain and a pain management doctor.This is my second MIR since 2010 which is when all this started.Since 2010 i am getting twitching in my fingers,right shoulder pain and numbness,migraines,numbness in fingers and toes,entire body muscle spasms,muscle spams in lumbar area... (5 replies)
... T2, there is a small central disc herniation without cord compression. ... (2 replies)
... T6. You do have disc bulges at other levels, but they are mild and judged not to be causing any issues. ... (7 replies)
I've had mild-moderate pain in my Thoracic region for my entire adult life. Over time, when I've had a chance, I've tried chiropractors (Made it worse), physical therapy (worked while i was doing it), and massage (not better or worse). In the last 6 weeks or so, with no apparent cause, my pain has become unbearable. The pain is constant, in between my shoulder... (7 replies)
... I too have terrible pain in my thoracic spine (10 years + but really severe the last 4 months). Had an MRI recently that showed a small herniated disc at T5/T6 and degeneration in the T8-9 disc. I was told by my doctor and a physiatrist that these issues were not causing the severe pain I am having, and that it was probably anxiety related. I don't believe the pain could be... (19 replies)
... S1 is a broad based central disc protrusion.the protrusion does abut the ventral thecal sac and s1 nerve roots.facet degenerative change of moderate severity present. ... (1 replies)