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strange disc shapes

baffledbbaffled Posts: 375
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Not certain that this is even important. On my mri pics, there is a very slight bulge in a thoracic disc. But the curious part is the shape of the disc at that point and below. They are not the typical oval shape. The disc appears to have "mountains/hills" into the vertebra. As you pan thru the mri slices, it goes all the way thru.

Has anyone ever had this on their mri? Does it mean anything?



  • I have a few like that, but the doctors never seemed real excited over them. Since none of the funky ones like that were on nerves, I tossed them out of my thoughts. I hope yours too are null, and a non factor for you. :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • that a "mild chronic loss of height of the t9 vertebral body" - When I was 28 - I had an Xray taken of my back for an falling injury that noted a previous stress fracture at t9 - I guess this all has to do with one another.

    thank you for your input. I have such pain between my shoulder blades into my sternum, I was hoping this might explain that pain....nothing else seems to be noted to validate my pain.

  • Have you talked with the prescribing doctor yet about this? I know my NS reads the MRI CD's himself. He does read the report, but makes his own determination on the actual MRI. Remember, we are all wired differently, and as such what bothers one person, may not bother another and visa versa. I hope you have answers soon. :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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