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Old 09-08-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Talking herniated disc in mid thoracic area

what exactly is done when u have a herniated disc in your mid thoracic area? do they even operate on that part of the spine? estella

 
Old 09-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: herniated disc in mid thoracic area

Hi Estella, It depends on the symptoms. If the the herniation is pressing on the spinal cord and it is impairing bowel or bladder or some other organ, they will likely perform surgery. Sometimes they will drill through the ribcage in the back to access the area arthroscopically, or possibly they will come in through the front. If the herniation is not pressing on the cord, they will first try and inject steroids into the spine. If that does not work, then pain meds will sometimes help. Sometimes the doctor will just tell you to take it easy and "live with it". Good luck---Mike

 
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