Long story short, I have been having mid-upper back and neck pain for two years. It started as an "annoying" pain, turned into a burning ache, and then turned into intermittent periods of agony (which I am experiencing at the moment). I feel like I constantly need to crack my back, and can not get comfortable.
My MRI Results indicate mild disk height lost at T6-7, T7-8, and T8-9 with multilevel mid and lower thoracic Schmorl's node deformities; a left paracentral disk protrusion at T6-7, which effaces the ventral thecal sac and results in mild central canal narrowing, and smaller left paracentral disc protrusions at T7-8 and T8-9.
My physical therapist pretty much told me there is nothing he can do for me. Given my condition, can anyone tell me if there are certain exercises/movements I should and should not be doing? Whether anyone has had any luck with a back brace and/or postural support mechanism? I have been athletic all my life, and just had a baby. I know I am not going to be able to fix this, but am desperately looking for approach that will help me live a normal, happy, healthy life.
I meet with neurosurgeons this week.