Nerve roots derive some of their functions from the spinal segments above and below that in which they are located. By breaking the disc--anywhere in the structure--you may also be breaking the nerve root. The nerve roots pass in and out of the spinal canal through openings called foraminal and extraforaminal openings. These are prone to insult more readily than the intervertebral discs.
Some people who have had surgery for this condition often have tightness in the chest following the surgery as well. Often the tightness is centered on the upper chest which is right on top of the heart. Often people who have this tightness are told to do some shoulder lifts in addition to the other exercises that help them with spine conditions. On the other hand, there are people who have had this surgery "for the spine" who have then gone on to do many costochondral (shoulder) exercises not primarily for the spine. Either way it's mostly good to resolve the scapular pain so that you can maximize the results of that surgery.
The suprapectoralis is found in the anterior and lateral chest above the pectoralis and epic pectoral is located in the anterior and lateral chest. The levator costarum is located in the anterior chest below the axillary lymph nodes. This muscle assists in the elevation of the scapulae on both the up- and downward movements. The latissimus dorsi is a muscle located in the posterior and lateral thorax, below the serratus anterior, pectoralis, and trapezius.
The menisci are the joints that sit in the knee and wear away over time. Thus, if they are not replaced (knee surgery), or are replaced with plastic, they wear out and lead to the above problems. d2c66b5586