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6 herniated disks -burning back pain that wraps to abdomen

MommymicMMommymic Posts: 22
edited 12/09/2014 - 9:24 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hello. I haven't posted recently. 4 years ago my ex kicked me repeatedly in the back - not sure that is what caused my issues. I had painful sciatica for 2 years and got lumbar MRI only -which showed herniated disk at l5-s1 and t11-t12. Got epi shot in l5-s1 and it helps. I have worsening mid back pain like fire and it wraps around to my abdomen. I recently had a thoracic MRI this past week and it shows herniations also in t11-12, t10-11, t8-9, t7-8 and t6-7. Haven't talked to dr yet. Not sure where go from here. Any advice? Thanks, Michelle


  • Herniations in the thoracic spine are usually caused by trauma because that part of the spine is protected from the rigors of normal life by the rib cage which gives the thoracic spine lots of support. So the kicking you received by that wonderful example of manhood (what's he do for an encore, tip old people out of their wheelchairs?) is the likely cause.

    Surgery is very much a last resort because t-spine surgery is complex and dangerous and it will only be recomended if the cord is impinged and causing neurological deficits such as leg weakness. At that stage the choice is surgery or possible paralysis. I hope it never comes to that for you.

    All I can suggest is that if you are told to take it easy so as not to make things worse, then heed that advice. Really do.


    I'm not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
  • Mick
    Thanks for your response. Yes my ex was a winner. A few years ago I met and recently married a great man and am happy. Just wish I didn't have to deal with chrionic back pain. Trying PT because spine specialist didn't see any herniations touching any nerves. Thanks again . Michelle
  • I would like to suggest a naprapath doctor to everyone suffering. I was in auto accident. I have a herniated disc, 3protrusions, retrolestisis, bone spurs, and stenosis. My right arm was becoming un attached, perhaps thats where the disc was pressing on nerves No one could help except the naprapath
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