helpme123MemberOctober 18, 2012 at 9:31 amPost count: 15
Can you explain this MRI report to me please , thank you
There is a mild scoliosis of the Thoracic spine convex to the right
There is a mild loss of height involving the superior endplates T1,T2,T3 vertebral bodies
The Thoric spinal cord is within normal limits in signal intensity , there is No evidence of a thoric syrinx
At T3-T4 , there is a minimal central disk protrusion effecting the ventral CSF , ((( THIS IS THE ONE I AM CONCERNED ABT , WOULD THIS BE SOMETHING THAT COULD OF RECENTLY HAPPENED , I HAD NO BACK INJURY EVER TO MY KNOWLEDGE, CAN PRESSURE FROM BEING IN A HOTUB THAT CAUSED DIFFUSED SPASMS CAUSE THIS, THE OTHER QUESTION IS CAN THIS CAUSE MUSCLE STIFFNESS IN MY UPPER SHOULDER BLADES THAT WOULD CAUSE NECK STIFFNESS AND FACIAL STIFFNESS, AS MY NECK AND FACE MUSCLES ARE EXTREMLY TIGHT , THERE CAN BE ANOTHER POSSIBLE REASON FOR THIS , BUT WAS WONDERING IF THIS ALSO CAN CAUSE THIS, CAN IT ALSO CAUSE BURNING PAIN ALL OVER MY BODY? OR EFFECT MY ARMS OR HANDS TXS )
AT T4/5 -THERE IS A MILD CENTRAL DISK BULGING
AT T5,6 AND T 6,7 THERE IS A MILD CENTRAL AND LEFT SIDED DISK BULGING
NO EVIDENCE OF A THRORIC SYRIINX
MILD LOSS OF HEIGHT INVOLVING THE SUPERIOR ENDPLATES OF T1,T2,T3 VERTEBREA , THIS IS MAY BE POSTTRAMATIC AND APPEARS OLD
AT L5,S1 THERE IS A MILD DISK BULGING WHICH IS A BIT MORE PROINENT ,POSTERLATERALLY AND INTERNALLY ON THE LEFT WITH A VERY SMALL ANNULAR TEAR .THERE IS A MILD DEGENERATIVE CHANGE OF THE FACET JOINTS
AT L4/5 THERE IS A MILD DISK BULGING AND MINOR OSTEOPHYTE , THERE IS A MILD DEGENERATIVE CHANGE OF FACET JOINTS
AT L3/4 THERE IS A MILD DIFFUSE DISK BULGING AND MINOR OSTEPHYTE WITH A SMALL POORLY DEFINED CENTRAL ANNUALAR TEAR WITH FOCAL CENTRAL DISK BULGING OR MINIMAL DISK PROTRUSION MILDLY INDENTING THE THECAL SAC
AT L2/3 THERE IS A MILD DISK BULGING WITH A SMALL CENTRAL ANNULAR TEAR THERE IS MILD DEGENERATIVE CHANGE OF THE FACET JOINTS
THE L1/2 LEVEL IS UNREMARKABLE
THE DISTAL CONUS IS WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS IN SIGNAL INTESITY
AT L5/S1 THERE IS A VERY SMALL POSTERLATERAL AND LATERAL ANNULAR TEAR ON THE LEFT WITH DISK BULGING
AT L3/4 THERE IS MILD DIFFUSE DISK BULGING AND MINOR OSTEPHYTE WITH A SMALL CENTRAL ANNULAR TEAR WITH FOCAL CENTRAL DISK BULGING OR MINMAL DISK PROTRUSION
AT L2/3 THERE IS A SMALL CENTRAL ANNULAR TEAR
ALSO WAS WONDERING CAN LYME CAUSE THESE CHANGES IN MY SPINE . THANK YOUhelpme123MemberOctober 20, 2012 at 12:01 amPost count: 15
Hi Dr Coreman, I was wondering if my MRI report indicating the T3-T4 would cause me to have nerve pain all over my body? If you have time to review my MRI report it would be greatly appreciated . Thank youDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorOctober 21, 2012 at 8:56 pmPost count: 8459
You must first describe your symptoms to correlate with your MRI findings. Many “problems” found on the MRI are asymptomatic and nothing to worry about.
I can tell you that many small disc hernations found on the thoracic MRI are non-symptomatic. This hernation you describe is not compressing the spinal cord so myelopathy (see website) would not be a concern.
You could have mid thoracic pain from this herniation. By your description, this hernation is not one that needs to have surgery.
Thoracic herniations (if they cause pain) typically cause local pain and occasionally radiate into the chest wall. Some thoracic muscle spasms can result.
Lyme disease will not cause thoracic disc herniations (or any herniations for that matter).
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