I hope this day finds you well.
Here is the report of my thoracic region.
This is what is causing my pain and my walking issues.
AT T/1-T/2 there is a large central and left paracentral disc protrusion identified causing severe compression upon the ventral margin of the thecal sac as well as mild spinal cord compression.
T/3-T/4 there is a small left paracentral disc protrusion identified.
T/5-T/6 there is a moderate right paracentral disc protrusion identified causing moderate compression up on the ventral margin of the thecal sac.
T/6-T/7 small right paracentral disc protrusion.
T/7-T/8 moderate right lateral disc protrusion
T/11-T/12 small posterior disc bulge
T/12-L/1 moderate right paracentral disc protrusion
There is diffuse degenerative disc disease w/ anterior osteophytes.
calcified right disc protrusion. aortic atherosclerotic calcifications. numerous retroperitoneal phleboliths.
IMPRESSION: Large central and left paracentral protrusion T1-T2 with mild spinal cord compression slightly worsened since previous exam.
Will find out my fate on the 29th. Of what needs to be done.
My walking has gotten worse.
The squeezing sharp, dull pain is not letting up.
My primary did give me Tylenol 3, valium and soma now 4x's a day instead of 2. So hopefully I can stay comfy for a little bit. Or try to be anyway.
I do not expect anyone to understand or come to a conclusion of these findings. I pretty much can understand them on my own. I just listed this to let everyone know what they found & what is causing all my walking & leg pain issues.
My CT scan is listed under Back surgery of my lumbar fusion.
Thanks for listening all!!!!!!
Ron: Any personal input would be awesome since I know you have major issues w/ the thoracic spine.