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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
Thanks! I do have a very special surgeon. I will talk to him about the options. While I have no major thoracic symptoms I have spinal cord compression in 2 discs and that is serious. A personal story-a friend of mine's mother was doing sit ups and was paralyzed. She did not know she had thoracic injury. I wouldn't know either if not for a request by me to have that MRI after my neck injury. We were both nurses with lots of heavy labor for years. I have had serious neurological from my neck and lower back so I KNOW that if it happens with my thoracic I may not recover-ie paralyzation.
Yes, thoracic surgery is a beast and very scary. Why did you think you needed surgery?