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Old 04-10-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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Can the lower thoracic disks bulge years after lumbar fusion?

I must know. If you know a link that leads to article or surgeons essay, then please post. If you have had this experience yourself, then please tell. Which disks in thoracic went a bye-bye after lumbar double fusion. You see, I need this info for court. Insurance company breaks down the spine into three sections--calls them three body parts. So only lumbar and neck covered (work injury) but not thoracic--I was led to believe that thoracic was covered because I reported upper back (thoracic) injuried. But insurance says no because MRI back then (8 to 9 years ago) didn't show the herniation there (Schmori's node) plus the other disk bulge in lower thoracic. Tell me everthing you know, or have had done (have you had surgery on thoracic spine? Do you have cauda equina because of thoracic spine? Need info quick. Mahalo.

 
Old 04-10-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: Can the lower thoracic disks bulge years after lumbar fusion?

we can't post sites here sorry. And I don't know the answers to your questions. I hope you can find the help you need.

 
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Can the lower thoracic disks bulge years after lumbar fusion?

I know a little bit. Not much. But usually the discs above the fusion get weak, not below. A Doctor told me this. But I always thought the ones below and above can herniate after a fusion. I'm surprised more people did not respond to you. We can't post sites, but we can give our support! Good Luck friend!
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: Can the lower thoracic disks bulge years after lumbar fusion?

Thanks brah. No "links" here? Wha? Why? Cause its the rule,dude. "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding" And yes, the disks do bulge, pop, herniate, etc in your neck if ya have double fusion in the middle of it. But if ya have double fusion of L5s1--you can only go up from there. Up, up and up into other lumbar disks and then into the thoracic. Just I have to prove that in court.

 
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Re: Can the lower thoracic disks bulge years after lumbar fusion?

I think there's a misunderstanding about the links rule. I've seen this on a couple of threads recently. The rule is:

Do not post links or URL's to any websites that contain posting boards, groups, chats or offer items for sale.

We're allowed to post informational sites, just not sites where we can identify each other or where anything is sold. At least, that's how I've understood it. If I'm wrong, I hope a moderator will correct me.

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