I'm about 4 months post-op on a L4/L5 micro disc.
Today my PT said that I have no movement in my entire thoracic spine, and that's probably the cause of my ongoing back pain. I've heard this before from other doctors, but it's usually just a side note as they focus on my lumbar spine (even though my upper back hurts constantly).
My PT gave me a stretch to try to loosen things back up. And said if that doesn't help chiropractic might.
I'm definitely leery about chiropractic, for one thing, it hurts. But also, it just seems like a bad idea with all the nerves in there.
Compressed Discs/DDD - L2/L3, L3/L4
Major Herniation - L4/L5
Bulging Disc - L5/S1
"no healthy 24 year old's back should look like this without a major trauma"
MicroDisc L4/L5 Nov 7, 2013