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Thoracic Pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Chronic Pain
I had a MRI and have been suffering for years now and the pain is getting worse and doctors think I nuts. MRI shows:

Tiny syrinx in my thoracic cord at t5/6 to t8/9. Peripheral enchancemnt of distal thoracic cord. Recommends CSF studies.

Extruded disk at t8/9 wihich anteriorly deforms the toracic cord.

Posterior ostephytic ridging at t-3/4 and mild retropulsion of superior aspect of the t12 vertebral body causing anteior indention of the thecal sac and mild deformity of the cord at these levels.

Anterior vertebral wedging of the lower thoracic levels.

This pain is so bad and only one of many doctors give me pain meds. Has anyone had an MRI like this? Any treatments you have received that have helped.

Thank you!


  • Docs might think you're nuts but you know different, so keep the faith.
    I have thoracic pain that's horrendous too - so I can empathize with you! I've not had an mri because I'm already being treated for cervical and lumbar pain....so what's an mri gonna do? All they can do is treat the pain. You know? Well, until one can't walk or something, then they can do surgery.
    Hang in there.
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