Its July 12, 2010 almost 2 years from my accident July 24, 2008. I have had a T6-T7 Thoracic Bone Fusion to resolve a herniated disk at that level. Since the surgery I have had horrible nerve pain on my left side at that site of the incision and ribs being spread to gain access to the trunk of my body for the thoracotomy part of my surgery.
I have just scheduled RF Ablation with my pain mgt doctor as the second step (steroid injection failed) to relieve me of this pain. If this doesn't work then hopefully the insurance company will approve a Spinal Cord Stimulator as the last option.
If anyone has had RF Ablation in this region let me know the outcome...hard to find anyone recovering from thoracic back surgery so I hope someone is out there.