... 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)
... T5 level. Mild disc desiccation is seen in the mid thoracic spine. ... (9 replies)
... T5 level. Mild disc desiccation is seen in the mid thoracic spine. ... (13 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)
... at would be treated in the lumbar and cervical spine are merely watched in the thoracic spine. About the only time surgery is performed for a herniated thoracic disc is when it is causing myelomalacia ...which is a softening of the spinal cord... ... (13 replies)
... C4 some central disc protrusion. ... (5 replies)
... Central disc protrusion effacing the central CSF. Dorsal CSF is widely preserved. No central canal or neural foraminal stenosis. ... (7 replies)
... Multilevel degenerative disc disease. ... (7 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)