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Schmorl's nodes

Diam0ndeyezDDiam0ndeyez Posts: 13
edited 07/09/2014 - 3:32 PM in Chronic Pain
I was told via MRI report that I have small concavities consistent with Schmorl's nodes. Would this cause the extreme pressure and pain felt in my lower lumbar? I had severe trauma 7 years ago and fell at least 50 feet onto my butt. I read it doesn't typically cause pain but I just get this gut feeling that that's the cause of it. Does anyone on here have this?? It could be the thickening of ligament but I'm not sure it is significant to pause all this pressure I feel on my back.


  • You would have to discuss that with your doctor. They would have far more experience with them and what they mean as far as your particular condition goes than we could guess at.
    Did you search the articles using the search feature I mentioned before?
  • Trauma like that can cause a variety of spine conditions, including pars fractures and spondylolisthesis. I have giant schmorl's nodes throughout my spine and am told they should cause me no pain at all. Now...I seem to be substantially more susceptible to disc injury, so schmorl's nodes may weaken discs.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    generally do not cause pain. Sure in some cases, it may.
    But to answer your question, only your doctor can give you formal accurate medical advice
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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