Re: worried sick....
I'm sorry your having to deal with this. I can say the thoracic is not an area doctors treat as often as the Cervical & lumbar. I was told its not a common area of injury & is a very delicate area. There are a couple people here with thoracic injuries I believe, hopefully they will see your thread. I would think if your doctor thought your thoracic was in any real jeapordy you would be in to see a NS ASAP. My problems were first thought to be thoracic & my GP wanted me in right away just to make sure everything was ok. I have alot of chest, rib & upper back pain but so far nothing shows in that T area, problems in both the cervical & lumbar though. It worrys me so I dont blame you for being scared but your NS should be able to answer any questions.
I'm having ESIs done in the thoracic area next month & am really anxious to see if anything comes from it.
I am curious to as to what your symptoms are.
I dont think surgeons like to mess with that area unless they have to. I could be wrong but thats the impression I have got from every doctor Iv'e spoke with. I use the ice & heat to. Ice mostly. Try not to worry, I know easier said then done & see what the NS has to say.
good luck & god bless, Sammy