so....i've just got the results of an mri i have a "small left paracentral disc protrusion at t8-t9" any one had a thoracic disc herniation here? advice on getting back to full strength? at the moment im not lifting weights, a major annoyance for me as i'm an avid lifter, i understand time is the best healer. i'm taking glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, fish oil and have an inversion table that i am doing two 5 minute inversions, once am and once pm. any other advice? it has been injured since nov 2012 but until recently i was still lifting and probably not giving it the best chance to heal. i get no numbness, tingling etc, just stiffness and pain with certain movements, particularly upon waking. people's experiences would be greatly appreciated.