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Schmorels Nodes

What's everyone's take on these nodes? I've heard controversy if they cause pain or not. I imagine everyone has their own unique experience. I have been diagnosed with seven of these in both thoracic and lumbar. I have other issues but I do believe these explain some of my pain. Any thoughts?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,877
    They are fairly common. Along with degenerative disc disease, you will find these as we age.
    You may also see them more with patients who have had trauma, participated in rough contact sports, etc

    They are normally detected from x-rays and mri's Sometimes you will also see these referred as vertical disc herniation. You may or may not show any signs, discomfort or pain with them.

    For most cases, approved exercise programs is what is needed to keep them under control. Only severe cases will require more aggressive actions.
    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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