Re: Thoracic Disc Problems
did they happen to also include your c spine in that MRI you had done? the lower C and the very first T spine levels are what actually innervate the area you mentioned within the hand area? given the symptoms you are currently having,the problem or at least some of it would have o be much further up than the areas you mentioned at T 8-9. that is simply way too far down to be causing what you are describing. and the fact that the pinkies are being bilaterally affected could indicate like a possible more centrally located problem up there like another bigger protrusion of some kind, herniation or bigger bone spurs... that is actually impacting both sides which would casue the bilateral pinkie symptoms. but i would be asking your doc, just given the symptoms alone, for another MRI done on that c spine which would also take in the upper T spine as well. the symptoms you are having just REALLY sound like they are from something much further up within that c or very first t spine area at the very least.
if per chance you did actually have that C spine MRIed at the same time as your T spine area, were there ANY hard findings up there at all? but like i mentioned already, if that C and upper T have not yet been looked at with MRI,this REALLY should be your very next step before even seeing any other doc on this. you just really need that info right now to just see what could be causing this in you. all of the spinal nerves that innervate down to the hand/fingers are from about C 6 thru T 1 with both sensory and fine motor functions. there is also ALOT of crossover from c 7 thru T 1 too where they can kind of play off each other? marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.