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Back Problems board


April,
I also have 2 herniated discs impinging on the spinal cord at T7-8 and T9-10. My dr. says the same thing as yours. I too have had constant pain that has been going on for 1 year.

The doc wants to wait until the symptoms get worse before he will operate. I also have problems in the lumbar area, and he wants to do a 360 fusion at L5-S1. I am getting a second opinion on this and the T-spine the 25th.

As far as sleeping goes, I wasn't sleeping at all until my neuro started me on nortriptyline 20mg at bedtime.It has really helped. I now sleep 5-6 hours per night.(like 11:00 to 05:00) Maybe you could discuss this with your dr.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Joe

[This message has been edited by FRACBACK2 (edited 04-04-2003).]