Pls explain at t8-9 there is disc desiccation and degeneration centr disc herniation w inferior subligamentous ext behind the upper half of the t9 vererbral body abutt the ventral cord surfaces?
Lets look at the terms first: T8-9 are the 8th and 9th vertebrae in the thoracic(chest) region. There is damage between them. Disc desiccation means that the soft cushion(…disc) between the boney vertebra is dried out. Degeneration means that it is not like it was andhas broken down. Inferior means below. Subligamentous is another word for discherniation. Disc herniation means that the soft disc has pushed out and ispushing ( abutt ing) the spinal cord. This disc herniation is occurring behind the upper half of T9. It can cause lot of pain in the chest area. The ribs tend to feelheavier as the day goes on. You can also feel very short of breathand it hurts to take a deep breath and have tremendous pain whenlaughing, sneezing or coughing. Laying down gives the most relief. When you sit you will find thatleaning back about 30 degrees helps. See link below (showing herniation in the lumbar region but is thesame in the thoracic region): ( Full Answer )