Re: Chronic thoracic back pain!
Welcome to the board.
I know you stated that you are a student, but specifically how old? The reason that I ask is that most adult people will have back issues somewhere along the line in their life.
I know you stated that you have been to a chiropractor, what other treatment have you had? I have not gone to a chiropractor and never felt they would be beneficial, especially for my issues. You also have to be careful in what is done as to manipulation on the spine.
Have you had any MRI's/CT scans done to diagnose the issues? If so what does the MRI/CT scan state.
What are your symptoms in the way of pain/radiating pain etc?
My opinion is that you really should be seen by an orthopdist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the problem. AGain via MRI/CT scans. And they she be specifically trained in spine related issues and also treat the same on a regular basis.
Conservative treatment is the best meaning pain medications if needed antiinflammatory meds and exercises via a rehab facility meanint physical therapist.
Only after all else fails should the topic of surgery be even approached. Sounds like you really need to be seen by a specialist and be fully evaluated for a diagnosis.
Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing.