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    Old 03-04-2015, 07:43 AM   #1
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    t8 and t9 compression fractures with 20% loss of height anteriorly plus t7-8 rightdis

    Does enyone have simmilar problem.I also have t7-8 right central disc herniation which impinges upon the thoracic cord.It is so painfull that I can not do nothing despite pain killer and injections with steroids and analgetics.What does my future looks like?Possibly surgery...Can anyone with similar problem can describe own experiences.This injury was from MVA.Thanks in advance.

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    Old 03-04-2015, 11:10 AM   #2
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    Re: t8 and t9 compression fractures with 20% loss of height anteriorly plus t7-8 righ

    Welcome to the board. How long have you had these issues? Have you tried other conservative methods such as PT? Some people find relief with that. If the herniation isn't decreasing and conservative methods fail, it's possible surgery would be the next option. In general, thoracic surgery to treat disc issues is reserved for people suffering from myelopathy (damage to the spinal cord from direct compression), although there have been exceptions for significant neurological deficits (usually weakness) and/or intolerable pain.

    Are you being treated by a spine specialist neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon? They have specialty training in conditions/treatments of the spine and limit their practices to spine only issues. If not, I would highly suggest you find one. They are well-versed in non-surgical spinal treatments as well as surgical and will be able to guide your treatment appropriately. If possible, you may want to find someone who deals with thoracic issues frequently as they are the most rare of discogenic problems (lumbar/sacral being the most common with cervical being next).

    Good luck and let us know how you get on...

     
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