have lg herniated disc compressing cord at t7-t8 for close to 2 yrs. beento pain clinicsthey all suck as far as i can tell. if inj dont work they dont want to help you. ready to have big surgery if i can find dr to do it.
Please clarify because a thoracotomy is any opening into the chest cavity.
I'm in the same boat as you, but mine has to do with torn ligaments and tendons from my ribs to my spine. I can't find even a doctor to call me back or works on this.
I think you might be talking about a discectomy of T7/8. I had a discectomy of C-5/6 for a ruptured disc. I chose to use my own bone for fusion of the C-5/6 disc space. They took a piece of bone from my hip. To be honest, I had more pain from my hip than from the discectomy. Mine is a success story, but I have heard horror stories as well. An orthopoedic surgeon did my surgery. Hope this helps.
I would like to know if anyone has had these issues or this surgery recently, or can discuss this, the most recent answers or questions seem to be a couple years ago, I am still in tremendous pain and would love to have someone with similar experiences to chat with... I responded below, I had this surgery in 2006 with double discectomy
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