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"Frozen" spine

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.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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


  • Tired of the painTTired of the pain Posts: 197
    edited 02/28/2014 - 2:12 PM
    I used a chiropractor all my life until 3 years ago when they couldn't help me with my multiple herniated disks in my neck. At 55 I finally did what I never thought I would do, surgery. The35 years I used a chiro for sciatica, low back pain thoracic pain and cervical pain. I absolutely swore by the improvement from chiropractic. I also went when I had colds and flu because I am very allergic to many antibiotics. I no longer go since my surgery but am considering it for my sciatica and thoracic. They don't have to do full motion chiro, they have new methods that are not so drastic.
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