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Thorasic MRI results

knightfalkknightfal Posts: 1
edited 12/29/2015 - 9:09 PM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Have had pain in my upper back between shoulder blades since 2012. I had an MRI done and my surgeon at the time tapped me on the shoulder said your fine just goto PT. Well here we are 3yrs and many hours of PT later and i found a new doc with new MRI. can anyone turn this into english? I had L5/S1 Surgery in 2014 and now trying to get this pain sorted out. its unbearable, im very fatigued, get migraines almost daily. I just want a normal life.



Spine labeling is performed in a cranial to caudal fashion utilizing
the whole body scout image. Based on this spine labeling, there is
transitional lumbosacral anatomy with lumbar localization of the S1
vertebral body. A key image is saved.

The thoracic kyphosis is minimally straightened. There is preservation
of the vertebral body heights and bone marrow signal. Schmorl's nodes
are noted at the inferior endplates of numerous thoracic vertebral
bodies most prominently at T9 and T11. There is mild loss of
intervertebral disc height and disc signal most prominently at the
T7-T8 level. The thoracic cord is normal in signal and caliber. The
conus terminates in the region of L1-L2. The thecal sac is relatively
capacious. The prevertebral soft tissues and paraspinal musculature
are normal in appearance.

At the C7-T1 level: There is a central disc osteophyte complex which
indents the ventral CSF sac but does not cause significant spinal
canal narrowing.

At the T6-T7 level: There is a left paracentral disc protrusion which
indents the ventral CSF sac but does not cause significant spinal
canal narrowing.

At the T7-T8 level: There is a disc bulge with a superimposed right
paracentral component which flattens the ventral CSF sac and mildly
contacts the thoracic cord. Mild narrowing of the right lateral recess
is noted. Spinal canal is patent. Neuroforamina are patent.

At the T8-T9 level: There is a right paracentral disc protrusion which
indents the ventral CSF sac but does not cause significant spinal
canal narrowing.

At the T10-T11 level: There is a disc bulge which flattens the ventral
CSF sac but does not cause significant spinal canal narrowing.

No one on the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice 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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