Re: Thoracic Herniations
I hope you have had a MRI and have seen a spine specialist to rule out anything in addition to a disc herniation. I say this because I do not know your history. Sometimes people who have an accident go to the emergency room and are treated and "diagnosed" and told how to deal with the injury. They are not instructed to see a spine specialist. After months of pain and not healing, the patient eventually seeks help and discovers that something else had been wrong all along...and they have lost all that time.
I would suggest you find the very best spine specialist that is available to you, and have a consultation. Many will not perform thoracic surgeries, so you may have to be referred to a specialist who will.
If you develop any issues with bladder or bowel incontinence, go to the ER immediately.