I'm new to this forum although been reading a lot of posts. Last June I picked up a laundry basket and twisted causing extreme pain and neuropathy in my legs and feet and had to use a walker and crutches.
After numerous scans I eventually got diagnosed with a thoracic prolapsed disc and had an operation in Dec to remove all the bits and pieces of disc in my spine. This involved a thoracotomy.
since then the feeling and strength in my legs has improved dramatically although if I walk to far I still get some numbness. However I am still having significant pain in my lower back which mean heavy pain relieve medication. I've only been able to return to work for 20 hours a week and finding that hard.
I have wear an tear in my lumbar facets joints which I had injections for but this didn't help. I then had another MRI and the consultant has seen compression in my thoracic spine again caused by the enlarged ligaments now, so I am now going to get spinal decompression surgery. It is hoped this will help with my lower back pain but we don't know.
I don't know why I'm writing this probably to see if anyone out there has a similar story. I am finding things hard because I have 3 children 2-8 years old and my poor partner has had to deal with all of this and I feel so guilty.
I'm trying to think positive but finding it hard at the moment
Thoracic disc graft t9 t 10 dec 2013
Spinal decompression t9 t10 sept 2014