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Suggest remedy for upper back pain and breathing issues

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: A roll up door fell on top of my head, the sensor was not working and upon impact to my head the door went up. I felt the sudden impact but didn't feel unusual that day. After a few months, the upper back pain started with some breathing problems and it came out from an MRI that I have degenerative disc disease and disc herniation causing spinal cord stenosis at several point from thoracic to lumbar. In your medical opinion, the accident caused or triggered the disc herniation and spinal stenosis?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not likely to be due to accident.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The degenerative disc disease and disc herniation are age related slowly progressive changes of the spine. The accident causes a sudden bone injury and an immediate disc herniation or nerve root compression that is non progressive in nature.
You can confirm this by doing another MRI after 6 months to see any progression of the herniation.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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Brief Answer: Not likely to be due to accident. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The degenerative disc disease and disc herniation are age related slowly progressive changes of the spine. The accident causes a sudden bone injury and an immediate disc herniation or nerve root compression that is non progressive in nature. You can confirm this by doing another MRI after 6 months to see any progression of the herniation. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal