Hi there. Recently decided to push myself to get out there and talk to those with similar pain. I was diagnosed Jan of 2011 with a herniation in T6-T7. Effects my breathing and sleep. I can get through the day but its the sleep issue bringing me down.I talked to one specialist and we came to the theory that this was brought on by years of playing football and it just recently became more of an issue due to the disc herniation working into the nerves space.
Been stuck in the same rut for about a year now that I see many of you are in as well: Get fed up with the pain, research specialists online, make appointment and go in, get told to go to pt, pain management, chiro, get prescribed a bucket of pills/injection, massage. Follow through with the suggested routine. Get hopes up that all of this will help. Decide pain is getting worse. Try to figure out what exactly is making it worse. Take a break from whatever is making it worse. Then start the whole process over again.
I feel this is just something I'm going to have to just live with. I came to this forum for hope of finding people with my same issues and hopefully insight and fellowship into the world of being afraid to get out bed quickly or drop something on the floor.
My true hopes are to one day find a specialist in my area (Dallas) that is well experienced with my condition and not an expert in sending me to see someone else......