Hello, I am Melissa. I am glad I found this board! I would really appreciate any help, advice or answers about symptoms anyone could give me. I have ruptured T-spine discs @ T-7 & T-8. I also have some in the lumbar spine, degenerative arthritis throughout my spine, and spurs. My problem is that I have been told that it is rare to have ruptures in the T-spine, and that surgery is not an option because of the location. I am living in a lot of pain in the middle of my back and now my legs and arms are going to sleep.Even when I wake up in the morning my legs are asleep and feel very heavy.Starting around 2 months ago my shoulder started hurting constantly and burning like its on fire. Has anyone ever experienced any of this? I feel like I am at the end of my rope because I don't know what to do.