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T7 T8 herniation

Started by Brhyan on 02/26/2019 3:02pm

I am a 51 yr old female. In the past 5 years, I've had a successful ACDF @ C5 C6 and an unsuccessful microdiscectomy at L3 L4. I have a spinal cord stimulator for lower back and leg pain. The leads were implanted at T7 T8. I have recently been having increasing mid, upper back pain and right arm numbness as well as a sunburn feeling under my right arm and weakness in both legs. I had a CT Myleogram done and found out that I have a herniation at the site where the leads are. The radiologist stated that it is a central canal herniation with moderately severe cord deformity. My pain mgmt dr said that I should speak with my surgeon, however he doesn't specialize in thoracic spine. I am scared to death of another surgery, as I had a nasty infection with my lumbar and the SPS placement. I need to know if anyone out there has ever gone through a thoracic surgery at that level or went through any alternatives to surgery. Please help!

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