Hello everyone! I just under went a L5-S1 PLIF on May 22nd 2015. I was told in the hospital that I have a new disc herniation and it is in my thoracic spine!! For about a year i have dealt with upper and lower back pain. But i always thought that because my lower back is so messed up that maybe that was what was causing my upper back pain. Ever since my fusion i would say for the past month my upper back pain has gotten significantly worse every single day. I have been experiencing chest numbness for about 6 months now. But recently I have been having trouble breathing! Like i cant get enough oxygen in my lungs! It is horrific to fell like I cant get enough oxygen in my lungs and sometimes it can last for hours!! I was wondering if anyone else has experienced difficulty breathing? I was also wondering if anyone has experienced chest numbness/pain???
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