Slipped disc in D-Spain
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amanda1114 posted:
Hello I'm 30 years old female. Last April I got a horrible pain in my back (actually it's not back I felt it like somewhere in my chest). I went to my family doctor and he thought it is a muscle pain and treated for a week but nothing happened.
Then I went to a specialist and that doctor asked me to take a MRI on Mobitrack, so then he realized that I have a slipped disc in D-Spain, disc D7-8 but No cord compression.
My doctor wants me to go for a surgery, but I'm little bit scared of it.
I need an advice. I never had an accident or something like that. The pain occurred suddenly when I was sleeping. Is it a common case slipped disc in D-Spain? How can I get rid of this pain? Please advice
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bj1208 responded:
Hi and welcome to the support group

first I have never heard of D-Spine. There is Cervical which is neck and upper part of back, Thoacic which is part of upper back to upper low back the Lumbar which is low mid back to tailbone.

second anytime a doctor suggests surgery you should get a second or third opinion just to make sure everything is up and up with diagnosis.

plus you need to know exactly what type of surgery is going to be done so you can look it up on internet.

the type if surgeons you want to see are either Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist as they are about the best to see.

find out what type of surgery, diagnosis, how long in hospital and approx how long recovery would be. Also if there will be any hardware being put in etc. Let us know what you find out. Take care
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trs1960 replied to bj1208's response:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation
 
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amanda1114 replied to bj1208's response:
Hi, Thank you for the reply. Actually my doctor also said it is very rare on D-Spain. First I felt it as I'm getting a heart problem. So I went to Cardiologist and they found nothing wrong in heart and transferred me to a Neouro physician. In my MRI they noted there is a Prolapsed disc in D7-8 in left side. As the first treatment my doctor sent me for Physiotheraphy and a Orthopaedic surgeon also checked me again. I felt nothing improved by Physiotheraphy. Then they told me the best option is a surgery. As far as I know Slipped Disc is common in L region, but no one has heard about D region. So doctors also may experts in doing surgery of lower part. As this is near chest I'm bit scared. Anyway now my condition is getting worse. Now, I'm getting that horrible pain when I'm breathing. I really don't know the name of the surgery. As doc said it is a samall surgery. I need to know what is it, if anyone familiar with that kind of surgery. Thank you very much
 
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amanda1114 replied to trs1960's response:
Thank you. I checked this link before but it is also described common case, slipped disc in L region.
 
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bj1208 replied to amanda1114's response:
Hi again -

its really hard to say what type of surgery even if its a small surgery as there could be numerous different types.

best thing to do is call surgeons office on Monday and ask what the surgery is called. They won't mind as questions are always asked

let us know - take care
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~
~~ Joy ~~
 
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amanda1114 replied to bj1208's response:
Hi,

Thanks a lot. I got to know that D-Spain is another name for T Spain. So I have problem in my T7-8

As you advised I will ask the name of the surgeory and I will update. Thank you
 
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bj1208 replied to amanda1114's response:
Hi again -

I was wondering if you are outside of the US? I looked up D-Spine and it referenced quite a few different views of the spine. And a 3D view of either entire spine or certain areas of the spine. When I looked up D-Spain it referenced several docs in the Moraco area. So was wondering if you are outside US? Take care
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~
~~ Joy ~~
 
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trs1960 replied to trs1960's response:
I posted the wrong URL...stupid phone!

Meant this http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_vertebral_column