I have osteochondrosis running all the way up my back from T6/T-7 to T12. I am a 33 year old male.
Does anyone else have this? How have you treated it? I am told there is no cure and will be in chronic pain and its all about pain management now.
Would anyone suspect that this could be hereditary. I've seen 2 different doctors. One thinks it was from some of trauma and the other thinks its hereditary due to it being so many discs.
There was no specific time that stood out for the injury. A lot of wear and tear over the years from sports.
Below is my MRI report.
FINDINGS: Examination of the vertebral bodies demonstrates minimal remote wedging of T6 and T11. Multilevel endplate irregularities are noted secondary to osteochondrosis and/or Schmorl node formation. Loss of normal cervical lordosis is seen on sagittal scout counter imaging. Thoracic alignment is normal. Bone marrow signal is of normal intensity. Cord signal is of normal intensity without cord edema or myelomalacia.
T6-7 through T11-12: Endplate irregularity secondary to osteochondrosis and/or Schmorl node formation. Nominal noncompressive disc displacements are seen in the sagittal plane. No cord compression, central canal stenosis or foraminal stenosis.
Multilevel endplate irregularity secondary to osteochondrosis and/or Schmorl node formation with nominal noncompressive disc displacements T6-7 through T11-12 seen in the sagittal plane. No cord compression or central canal stenosis. No foraminal stenosis.
Loss of normal cervical lordosis without obvious compressive discopathy. No cord compression, central canal stenosis or foraminal stenosis.********************************************
No on one the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice or
or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can always be applied.
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up
and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more
aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary
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