Herniated thoracic disc and compression of spinal cord
Currently recovering from cervical fusion performed on 4/7/09 for herniation at the C5-6 level. Also have a large left paracentral herniation at T5-6 which contacts and flattens the left ventral spinal cord surface per a MRI in 11/09. Just had a new MRI performed the other day, but do not have the results yet. The prior MRI also showed a small cord cavity and a small amount of edema and/or myelomalacia.
Have found most neurosurgeons to be pretty clueless about the thoracic region and have had one neurosurgeon suggest to me last year that perhaps I had some sort of soft tissue issue. Notwithstanding, the pain is becoming worse by the week. There are times that I have stabbing pains and even have times where that area burns!
I am looking for a top-drawer thoracic disc neurosurgeon. Can anyone recommend anyone? Distance no longer matters. Just want my life back!
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