If anyone would please help me understand the results of my mri of the thoracic spine I would be so grateful!
I'm in so much pain in this area and have struggled for 4 years since I had cervical fushion for c5/c6. after that surgery it moved down to this area and i'm
having horrible pain in the thoracic area along with numbness down back, heavy arms and tingling,numbness.
numbness and weakness in legs with footdrop. loss of balance,severe spasticity in legs and arms. the dr. reviewed my mri and said no one would do any type of surgery for it..so what is left, just suffer? I take tramadol for pain but hardly touches the pain. his offering was for physical therapy to try and regain my balance. I can hardly drive with my arms, so weak and have lost my grip. leg drags with the footdrop and I am constantly tripping. well I'm sorry this is so long just needed to vent and also please get opinion on mri..maybe it's not as bad as I feel it is..just know I'm having a hard time coping. dr. said it should not be causing this much trouble-please give opinion. any at all..thank you!
(also had carpal tunnel surgery/both hands..did not help.)
moderate right paracentral disc protrusion @t6/7 which causes mild mass effect on the anterior portion of the spinal cord this level.
mild left paracentral disc bulge @t7/8 is stable with mild indention of the anterior thecal sac.
right paracentral disc protrusion @t8/9 causes impression on thecal sac and is abutting the spinal cord and is stable in appearance.
spinal cord is normal in size and signal.
IMPRESSION- STABLE DISC PROTRUSIONS @ T6/7, 7/8 & T8/9[/QUOTE]