I have the exact same issues as you…WORD FOR WORD.
I have extruded discs at T7-8 and protrusions at T6-7 and T11-12.
I have fasciculations primarily from abdomen down but also get them from time to time in shoulders and arms. I also have bizarre tremors and dysesthesias. I feel like sometimes an incorrect assumption is being made that cord compression cannot affect the entire nervous system.
I have had multiple blood tests and seen just about every speciality of doctor (including 2 neurologists) and have zero answers as to the cause of continuing degenerative discs and muscle issues.
Dr. Corenman is there specific metabolic, infectious, degenerative and autoimmune disorders we should be asking about…what or where would someone start to look in relation to a disease process progressively degenerating discs?