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Thorasic pain

I injured by back in 2009 and they treated me for strained muscles for 3yrs and finally in 2012 I was diagnosed with bulging disc at T8/T9 pinching the nerve. I had surgery last June 2013. I still have all the symptoms from before surgery plus new ones. My ribs feel as if they've taken a beaten and muscle spasms as these were the symptoms that I was use to. I also have chest pains and can't breath and sometimes it feels as if my ribs are squeezing me. I am ver weak in my arms and when I use them for more than 10 min I am in so much pain and feel as if I start having panic attacks. My doctor wants to put me on a pain stimulator. I'm not sure if this is what I want to do. Can anyone tell me about this or is there something else I can try? I've done the physical therapy and chiropractor.
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I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. You may probably need another MRI (if that is possible after the hardware put in) and may be a nerve conduction study to look into which nerves are compressed.
Apart from physiotherapy, other options are TENS, traction, spinal manipulation, epidural injection, especially designed corsets, pain medications etc.
Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thank you for your reply but since I posted on this forum I have been experiencing tingling in my feet, lower legs, arms and hands. It doesn't matter if I'm lying down or sitting up, it is constant. Walking helps relieve it but walking feels as if I'm walking on pins and needles right below the toes. I did have the shingles in March of this yr on my left lower back. Can the shingles or my T8-t9 nerve irritation cause this tingling and prickling sensations?
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