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  • jmoicu
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    Hi. I have a thoracic herniation at T6-7, I have significant back pain, and pain that radiates over my ribs along with pin and needles in the same area. The herniation does contact the adjacent spinal cord with minimal compression. In your opinion to avoid further herniation what should my limitations on lifting be? I am a 130 lb female. I also have degenerative disease from T6 to T12 bulging also at 8-9 and 11-12. Thank you, Jeanette

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    A thoracic disc herniation associated with degenerative changes at multiple levels in the thoracic spine makes me think of Scheuermann’s disorder (see website). Lifting loads cannot be limited to any specific weight. The lifting technique is also important to reduce the strain on the thoracic spine. Strengthening of the extensor muscles will help to reduce the load on the discs. Unfortunately, there is no single restriction that will prevent further herniation.

    Dr. Corenman

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