I have a C5-T1 fusion and still suffer from upper back pain. MRI indicates:
T1-2: Moderate facet arthrosis. Moderate to advanced left foraminal stenosis
T2-3: Mild to moderate left foraminal narrowing
T3-4: Broad based disc osteophyte complex with rightward predominance, causing partial affacement of the anterolateral CSF space
T7-8: Shallow broad based superior disc extrusion measuring 5mm transverse by 3mm AP. Causing mild anterolateral cord flattening. Disc extends 6-7mm superiorly along T7 body
T8-9: Broad based central/right paracentral disc protrusion measuring 7mm x 2mm causing partial effacement of the anterolateral CSF space.
My doctor's recommendation: have some hydrocodone and an ice pack
I've tried therapy, Norco, anti-inflamm's, heat, ice....nothing helps.
Are there any surgical options for thoracic disc issues? They keep telling me I have no options.