I've had constant pain in the thoracic spine recently. The x-ray read:
"There is mild disk space narrowing and spurring scattered in the thoracic spine. There is some minimal compression of a midthoracic vertebral body of uncertain age. If symptoms persist, further evaluation with bone scan is reommended."
I'm not exactly sure what this means. I apologize if this is a dumb question. Can a very old fracture (30+ years ago) cause a compression so many years
later. I had a fall more than 30 years ago which resulted in a fracture of a vertebrae? This fracture healed eventually and I didn't have any more pain. Then, a few years ago I started having pain again in the thoracic area diagnosed as arthritis. Now the pain is constant. My last bone density test 2 years ago was normal and I take lots of
calcium and Vitamin D.
Can someone help me figure this out.