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severe thoracic and lumbar pain and shortness of breath

I have been experiencing severe thoracic and lumbar pain while lying down. I also have extreme shortness of breath while I am in pain. Has anyone ever experienced this situation before? Should I go to the ER? Please help.
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.


  • Obviously, we can not give you medical advice, but common sense says if you are having difficulty breathing, then you need to call an ambulance, and not stop to ask on the internet if you should.
    We hope that you are okay, and are feeling better.
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