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Question about thoracic And Fracture

Mindymork62MMindymork62 Posts: 207
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I think I posted in the wrong place yesterday, so I'll do it again.
I already had a Kyphoplasty on a fracture of my T12 in January.The following was on an MRI that I had about 6 weeks after the procedure.
"There is a mild superior end plate flattening and a Schmorl's Node atT10. A portion of the superior end plate at T12 does push posterior into the fecal canal, and does appear to be anterior surface cord contact.Central canal is difficult to measure but is aprox. 9mm AP. " I have been off work for 3 months and still have allot of pain in my back including the right and left mid back. I'm going to a new Neurosurgeon the 7th of April. Can any of what I have mentioned from the MRI be causing the pain I am still having?
I also have allot of pain in my lower back with disk bulges at L1/2, L2/3, L3/4, and L4/5, with disc protrusions in at least 2 disc. Thank you for any help you can give.


  • Probably yes. The doctor should be able to trace out the nerves that are affected. I would think cord contact is not a good thing no matter what. That is just a hard area to get to which might explain why they haven't said anything about it. I have found that doctors ignor what they can't fix - lol

    Between now and your appointment you should keep a log of your pain. Time of day, what you are doing and where it hurts exactly. What hurts is more important that what the tests show. As my momma always said "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
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