I am not new to Thoracic area pain, but new to talking about it. I had an ACDF earlier this year C5/6 in the Cervical spine. My thoracic spine has felt pretty good over the last year or so while on the pain meds and muscle relaxers for the cervical spine. But now as I'm trying to come off everything, the pain in my thoracic area just keeps getting worse.
It is this constant pain on the left side over what I believe is the bottom of the trap muscle (if it goes down that low). It's in the middle of the back, but on the upper edge (I hope that makes any sense). I am trying to figure out what meds work better for it, but in the meantime, I am in pain.
I have tried massage, trigger point injections, and meds and they all seem to help but not for to long.
Also, the pain seems to wrap around my left side all the way to the front of me. Sometimes its worse when I breathe. My pain mangt doc said that it may be a herneated disc there. Great....
Anyone have any thoughts or ideas on how to make this better?