i am 21 years old and had a microdiscectomy partial hemi-lamnicectomy on sept 13, 2011. i had the surgery because the leg and hip pain was unbearable and my foot would tingle and go numb. the pain was awful. i tried injections and PT before surgery and nothing helped. well now its been 4 months since surgery, and i am beginning to have upper back problems. it feels like someone has a hold of both sides of my spine and playing tug a war with it, burning sensations that wont go away, pain that goes all the way aruond my ribs with burning. and it hurts so bad it makes my chest hurt, shoulders feel like i have a bowling ball sitting on each shoulder. my upper back never bothered me before, could the surgery i had have something to do with it? i have a one year old daughter and it takes everything i have inside me just to make it through the day doing what stay at home moms do. not only is the pain affecting me physically but mentally. i am so depressed because i cant be the mother i want to be with ths constant aging pain. i dont wanna go anywhere unless i just have to because of the pain. it sucks so bad to feel this pain and be depressed about it all at the same time. i went for a mri of my tspine wednesday, go back for results tomorrow. ive been reading alot on here and i know im not crazy or its all in my head, after reading alot of stories i know im not the only one feeling this type of pain. pain meds stop the pain for about 3 hours and its back although the burning never goes away i cant sleep at nite because of it and when i do sleep a few hours i wake up in the worst pain ever...does anyone out there have any suggestions at all i really need em..