As my signature states, my MRI of the t-spine showed several herniations throughout my t-spine, but T8-9 and T9-10 are the worst. I'm having surgery on June 8th, but I guess I'm wondering how likely it is that those other smaller herniations will get worse? Is there any chance of them just staying the same and not causing me problems. Also, if I have several herniations in the thoracic spine, does this most likely mean I have others in other areas of my spine? I'm only 29 and the thought of surgery scares the crap out of me. I guess I'm just afraid of what this means for my future. I do have a lot of lower back and sometimes neck pain, but I've just assumed it's all related to my t-spine and perhaps I'm carrying myself differently.