MRI results, disc degeneration

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So my results are in for my recent MRI, which came back with degeneration throughout my thoracic and lumbar spine however with no disc height loss. Also a compression on my l5s1 nerve root, which is funny as I don't suffer from sciatica or anything of that nature.

I am yet to see my consultant to discuss the results but my Dr thinks the scan is a pretty good MRI and that the degeneration wont be giving me my symptoms throughout my thoracic. I have just read an article suggesting there is no corrolation between pain and the level of degeneration. What are people's thoughts. I am a 29 year old male.

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    What is your history? Why did you have the MRI?
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      Hi antig. I have had chronic pain for 3 years coming in flare ups across my thoracic spine. Symptoms from intense morning stiffness to radiating heat like pain radiating out to the left and right from my spine.

      I have seen numerous physios, alignment specialists with no improvements. My original MRI shown no nerve compression and unremarkable. There for a second MRI was booked in to see if there was any changes in the year.

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    but youre still a baby!sorry-just gut reaction,i took notice of your post because im having back problems too,but im close to 70-too darn close.id just like to wish you well,and im sorry youre having problems,wish i could help xxx
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    Hello, I am 63 and a half. I have a slipped disc and a spinal fracture. I think they go hand-in-hand once you slip your disc the fluid comes out and that's the spinal fracture. People don't understand why I can't stand up straight but usually they don't ask. My heart goes out to anyone with back problems.

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