I had an accident in 2000 which left me with a severe dysfunction of the thoracic spine with associatesd soft tissue damage and muscle spasm.
I have been treated with manipulations, diclophenac, co drydamol, theraputic massage and TENS. The pain can be so unbearable I have even tried Rekki, crystal healing and other nonsense to try to ease it.
I attended a pain clinic for a number of months which helped me greatly but I have reached a plateau, my back is in constant pain, most of the time it is manageable but at times it is immobilising and torturous.
At the time of the accident the only surgical treatment that was offered was a procedure that would fuse my ribs to my spine which seemed overly drastic to me.
I was wondering if there have been any advancements in treatment over the past few years or if you can give me any advice to cope with the pain.
Many thanks in advance.