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    Question anyone have thoracic surgery??

    i have 65 degrees of hyperkyphosis in thoracic and t-3 and t-4 hernated disc and torn disc t-5 to t-10 all very painful per discogram except one disc. doctor wants to do fusion from t-2 to l-1 with rods i also have 2 torn discs in lumbar l3-l4 and l5-s1 very painful per discogram. wants to do fusion on them at same time. would like to hear from people that have had thoracic surgery i'm 33 years old???? Thank you i also applied for ssdi got turned down first time expect to hear from second time anyday now!!!

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    Hi Brat...

    I'm fused from T4-L3, and had my surgery at the age of 42.

    Is your pain mostly in your lower back? Thoracic curves don't usually cause a lot of main.

    Regards,
    Linda

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    Smile hi Linda

    Thanks for repling.severe pain in thoracic and lumbar, i had a thoracic epidural yesterday i don't think we hit right point but i will see. I have very severe disc problems like a 90 year old person would have but i feel pain. Also


    Pain doctor put me on Gabapentin i'm on 1800mg now doctor uped me to 2700 mg wondering if anyone has experence with this drug i haven't felt any relieve from it yet also on 2400 mg ibuprofen and vicodin and some other pills.


    In lumbar also have scoliosis with left curve doctor dosen't seem to concerned about it I've look at my Dads lumbar film and is straight and mine very curved At L-4 that disc dosent cause any pain just discs above and below
    Thanks Dave

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    Pain?

    hi...i didn't have any surgery but am thinking of one...what do you mean by thoracic curves don't cause pain? just curious, cos i have curve like that and no pain..will it get to the point of pain in future?

    tnx
    26 year old with 55 degrees thoracic curve

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