If anyone has a good specialist in Brisbane or the Gold Coast who understands traumatic thoracic injuries , wedge fracture 80% in T5 and damage to T7. I have seen surgeons who treat spondalitis and stable thoracic conditions, but are unfamiliar with traumatic thoracic conditions.
The muscle tissue has been damaged around the thoracic spine, has never healed as they did not brace 7 years ago. I am usually in about 4 -5 pain level every day and sometimetime in 8 - 9 pain even with strong opiate medication which I have finally succumbed after trying to fight the pain by myself. I do not want to be on opiates, I want the pain to go away.
I am seriously thinking of surgery but have read posts that make me scared of surgery.
Could you please send me a private EMail. I have attended pain clinics, bought a tens machine which made it worse, had acupuncture, studied hypnosis etc etc etc. I need a Dr who understands trauma injuries where the thoracic spine is not stable because of the associated rib injuries.
Has anyone else had a similar injury that wasn't braced at the time of the accident and susequently worn a brace and what were the results?
I would like to hear from people who have tried a brace and learn how effective it has been for them.