I have 3 herniated discs in my thoracic spine. Its been about a year and a half since I've had these symptoms. I'm in very good shape, i go to the gym and run everyday, and i was also into competitive wrestling/jujitsu. After a wresting tourney my spyptmos started and they progressively got worse and worse over time...i have seen 4 physical therapist, seen chiropractors and tried acupuncturist, tens unit, massages, trigger point injections, and now i just had my 3rd cortisone injected within the last three months....im only 25 years old and im loosing my mind...i can't find any help whatsoever and it seems like every doc keeps pushing me away. This pain is consuming my life and its all i think and talk about...it effects everything i do...its getting to a point where i feel like im becoming depressed over this....I saw a spine specialist at MGH in Boston,...he told me i have herniated t7 on the left and t8 and t 10 on the right...my pain is only on the right side and doesn't spread anywhere else but it feels like someone hooked a 25 lb dumbbell on my back....the doctor told me to wait for it to heal and there's nothing he can do....im so dissapointed and let down...i don't know who to contact or what to do...I've waited a year and a half for it to heal and nothing so far..injections only last a couple weeks....and he told me to just wait...we all know its hard to wait when your in pain and need to work to survive.... IF any of you have suggestions or similar symptoms please post. have any of you gotten surgery? was it a success?
THanks so much.