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Diagnosed with mild scoliosis, diffused degenerative disc disease with loss of signal. Alternative for surgery?

Diagnosed with mild scoliosis and diffused degenerative thoracic dis disease with loss of disc signal and disc height at multiple upper, middle and lower thoracic levels @ T10-11 with mild kyphosis . Pain is debilitating. Pain feels like it s radiating into chest cavity area around breast area. Been in physical therapy , water therapy powerful meds, only temporary relief. Lately no relief. Are there any other treatments that may help which does not include surgery?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that you are not better despite physical therapy and pain medications.

If you have not used pregabalin or gabapentin, you can try them, as they are very effective for neuropathic pain.

In some selected cases, epidural injections are helpful. You can discuss them with your doctor.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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