Hi, I am new here and have questions. I had MRI of thoracic spine and the report reads:T6-7 and T5-6 there is Modic Type 1 endplate edema anteriorly. T2-T3 there is a small left paracentral disc protrusion and mild disc bulge with mild flattening the left ventral cord contour but perservation subarachnoid space. At T5-6 there is minimal disc bulge. At T6-7 there is a small moderate size central disc extrusion with minimal superior and inferior migration. There is mild flattening the right ventral cord contour and narrowing of the ventral subarachnoid space with perservation subarachnoid space. At t7-8 there is a a right paracentral small disc and a left paracentral disc osteophyte complex with indents the ventral thecal sac and results in slight flattening of the anterior contour of the cord with perservation subarachnoid space. Mild degenerative changes are noted in the lower thoracic regions. No significant inflammatory changes are appreciated in the costochondral joint posteriorly. Paraspinous soft tissues are unremarkable. Impression Mild thoracic spondylosis with disc herniations
I have been having chest pains for over a year, had cardio, gi and been treated for costachronditis (sp?) due to my Rheumatoid Arthritis. Everything came back normal so I was referred to pain management.
I am seeing a pain management dr (who is great). I have had two epidural injections within two weeks. She has referred me to neurosurgeon. Pretty nervous about any thoughts of surgery if that is my option. I have had two lower back and two neck surgeries. They were pretty easy. But what I am reading about thoracic surgery scares me. i would appreciate any input. Thanks in advance.