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EXAMINATION: MRI THORACIC SPINE WO/W CONTRAST INDICATION: Disease of spinal cord (CMS-HCC). COMPARISON: None. TECHNIQUE: Multiplanar, multiecho imaging of the thoracic spine with and without contrast. IMPRESSION: 1. No evidence to suggest a demyelinating process involving the thoracic spine. 2. At T7-8 there is a tiny central disc protrusion causing mild ventral cord deformity. COMMENT: Marrow signal is normal. There is a tiny central disc protrusion at T7-8 causing mild ventral thecal sac deformity. There is a thin syrinx versus prominence of the central canal extending from T9 through T11. There is no abnormal cord enhancement. The prevertebral soft tissues are normal. The mediastinum is normal.

brain and c-spine MRI's were normal.
in 2005 I had an mri of spine, lumbar had L-5 s1 disc buldge. and  small lesion of t2 and t1 consistent with
a tarlov cyst.

I am wondering if there is a possibility that the Tarlov cyst spread up to the t-9?
Is it possible that the Repetitive heavy lifting over 6 years at work caused this?
How bad is it really? can I return to work tomorrow? I haven Been able to work in two months.
I need Money.
what will my Neurologist say?
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620923 tn?1452915648
Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

We are not medical professionals here....so we can not tell you what your NL may say of know if you can work etc....

You indicate you have a syrinx that is different from a tarlov cyst.....so I am not sure that it spread as I feel it would have said the tarlov cyst grew. A syrinx develops when there is an obstruction to CSF flow, this could be due to your disk issue. It is possible they thought  it was a tarlov cyst and now see it is a syrinx??? Not sure, only your Dr can explain that .

May  I ask, do you feel you also have Chiari, is that why you posted in this forum? What other testing have you had?
I've been comparing my brain MRI with Chiari Positive mri's.  It kind of looks like i may have type 1 malformation but How can i be sure?
The Neurologist has Referred me to a NeuroSurgeon so who knows how long thats gonna be.
Neurologist thinks it is due to anxiety, but wont give me a note to return to work, he is telling me i need to get
that not from the doc that referred me to him...cant be seen till aug 15th...kinda screwed.
The tarlov cyst was in the lumbar spine 2005, and i dont have a recent mri to compare..
also realizing i have what might be charcot joints in my jaw neck collar bone shoulders elbows wrists hands knees and feet.
I have loud painful grinding in between my shoulder blades anytime i lift my arms.
Snapping and popping sounds when i move around.  
Ok.....so, does anyone else in your family have Chiari? It tends to run in families even tho they have not finished the studies to say conclusively..but with all those that do have other members of the family with Chiari or a related condition it is too common not to be so.
Waiting it one thing we need to get use to.....the medical community does not seem to work faster then a snails pace...

Oh so the cyst was in the lumbar spine....did they say where the syrinx was/is?

Have you been tested for Ehlers -Danlos Syndrome? it can cause joints to dislocate....just wondering....

Do you need a referral with your INS to see a specialist?
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"get that Note from the doc that referred me".
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