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Hello all, my name is Cherie and I had a fall on January 1st of this year, in which I herniated discs in my thoracic spine, with cord impingement at T5/T6. I currently have horrible burning spasms along my bra line and pain that wraps around my rib cage that hurts with breathing. I have been through PT and have just underwent my first epidural steroid injection (still wondering about that as the injection was at the T10 level).
I'm holding out hope for the next two injections to help me as I work full-time as a paralegal - sitting at a desk doesn't help, and I have have 2 little ones to take care of.
I don't want to be on narcotic pain medication but I cannot take any anti-inflammatories or NSAIDS due to a platelet disorder so my options there are limited. I'm mostly concerned about tylenol intake with all the reports on that lately.
Just wondering what everyone else is dealing with, what their experiences are and whatever other advice could be offered.