I am a 19 y/o female with who had a thoracic discectomy with platelet gel infusion a couple months ago although some improvements (not enough improvement where I am able to be functional, let alone start college) have been seen the pain is still aggravated with any type of movement or random activity.....cooking a meal creates HAVOC !
I recently had a new MRI with contrast and am shocked to hear the follow up visit. I was told that the MRI I just had done, looks the MRI before surgery...... meaning the herniation is still very much there. I asked if there was a chance I reherniated and was told it was very slim that a reherniation occurred, since there are distinct characteristics that are seen with a reherniation or some jazz like that. So how is it possible I see improvements I then asked ? He explained that some disc material removed could have relieved compression therefore seeing some sort of improvement.
Because of my age, he is not to fond of the idea about another surgery unless the next plan of action falls through, I will be having aquatic therapy and more PT for 3 months( I recently had PT for about 10 weeks) , after that we will go from there. Looks like my more than 2 year journey of trying to find relief is not close to being over.
: ) At least I am having some improvement, better than nothing or being worse off after surgery : )
So has anyone had aquatic therapy?
Keep on shining,