Since im a newcomer here, ill introduce myself with few symptoms before i was diagnosed with t7-t8 disk herniation.
Its over 2 years now since i had pain in the middle of my back. It was difficult to sit and drive, and it got worse since the pain started to move in front of my ribs and chest. Ive been examined for a heart attack 6 times, aortal dissection, etc etc., but MRi of the spine showed different results that lead to final diagnosis:
multiple Schmorl hernia within lumbar part, degenerated disks
disc herniation T7-T8
disc protrusion T10-T11
multiple disc degenration within t2-t11 level
Main symptoms that are bothering me all the time: middle back pain between shoulder blades, vertigo, constant neck stifness, inability to sit or drive cause the pain makes it impossible, after sitting and standing up i have severe pain in front of my chest and ribs. I also feel drifting while walking and weaker legs. Lately, the pain started to expand in my lumbar area, so im reducing it with pain killers.
Ive been through several physiotherapy cycles, swimming, reduced weight, ate a ton of pills, examined by various doctors, and none of these helped me. I had an appointment with a neurosurgent that expressed knowledge and ability to perform a surgery, but first he wants to perform a transforaminal block of Th7-Th9.
Any experiences with this?
P.S. i can post the mri images of the spine, if requested