Well, since you have 1mm cord compression and T9 nerve root compression, you will feel pain in the corresponding areas (T9-11). If physical and manual therapy is unable to reduce the compression, then I am afraid, surgery is the only option. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
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Thank you Dr Mathur.
I did visit with a neurosurgeon and based on my CT scan of my cervical spine, the fusion on C3-C6 failed and he wants to do another surgery to fix the fusion. However, he doesn't want to go through the front of my neck, instead wants to go through the back of my neck. Is this more painful? Also, he said I would need surgery in my thoracic spine, fusion from T9-T12 but because it's so uncommon he recommends that I do the cervical fusion first to see if that aleviates any of the pain I feel in my mid back. I'm not sure which surgery to do. I have pain relating to my neck and have severe pain in my mid back. Lately both of my legs feel really heavy, weak and numb. I'm not sure if thats from the thoracic area or something else but its becoming more difficult to walk and move my legs. What should I do? Please help.