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PT focusing on Thoracic Spine

rekeenfanrrekeenfan Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Exercise and Rehab
Hi All,

I am in week three of an intensive rehab program. After 7 surgeries, I am giving it a go again with PT. After a battery of tests, the team determined that I have about 7-9 degrees range of motion in my Lumbar and Thoracic spine.

Treatment has begun, and they are "flexing" my rig-cage and working my thoracic spine to hopefully restore some blood flow and increase movement. I can tell you that these have been the worst three weeks I have endured other than dealing with a staph infection post-op.

Has anyone undergone PT in the thoracic spine area, and was there any success? I am committed to giving this all I have, but now I have my existing lumbar/leg pain and this new, INCREDIBLE thoracic pain. My guts actually hurt! We slowed down some last week, but I was hoping for some success stories if there are any out there............



  • I haven't had PT for thoracic but for lumber only and you may consider calling your Dr. about getting massage therapy to help if it's the muscles that are causing pain or calling your Pain Management Dr. to see what he suggests. I hope someone else could help you out who's had thoracic PT. Are you seeing some improvement with your movement yet? Best wishes. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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