Hello and I wonder if anyone can advise me please.
I had an MRI scan of my thoracic spine a few weeks ago - the idea being to see if my ongoing "chest wall pain" might actually be nerve pain originating from my spine.
Apparently the scan report shows that I have "disc protrusions at C3/4, C4/5, C5/6 and multi level degenerative disc disease". Although I have osteoporosis, apparently there were no collapsed vertebrae which is good news.
I'm guessing that the "degenerative disc disease" is "posh speak" for osteoarthritis, although I could be wrong, but what I don't know is whether the disc protrusions are something which should/could be treated in some way and I am still none the wiser about whether any of the above might explain the pain. I have no follow up appointments regarding this and only got the results because I asked the rheum nurse when I rang about another appointment, So, although we are none of us medics, I just wondered if anyone else has been told they have disc protrusions and, if so, whether any physio or other treatment was suggested. I am hoping that this might give me an idea of how to get the appropriate help and advice and from whom.
Any thoughts would be most welcome.