Thoracic Disc Annular Tear

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What is Thoracic Disc Annular Tear?

An annular tear occurs when the tough exterior (or the annulus fibrosus) on an intervertebral disc rips or tears. The annulus fibrosus is composed of several layers, each of which can become torn.

Common symptoms reported by people with Thoracic Disc Annular Tear

Common symptoms
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Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Thoracic Disc Annular Tear

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Type
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(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Water aerobics)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
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Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
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(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
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(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1) Thoracic Disc Annular Tear (1)

Data from patients with Thoracic Disc Annular Tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Thoracic Disc Annular Tear

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(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Thoracic Disc Annular Tear (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Thoracic Disc Annular Tear (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sexual dysfunction
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1) Thoracic Disc Annular Tear (1)

Data from patients with Thoracic Disc Annular Tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Thoracic Disc Annular Tear on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 3
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 2

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

71% Females
29% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Thoracic Disc Annular Tear patients who have completed their condition history
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