Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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A posterior fusion for a thoracic disc herniation is an acceptable procedure. Is the surgeon also going to use a lateral approach to remove this herniation?

While most likely it is, one question is whether this herniation is causing your pain. Have you had an epidural or facet blocks at this level? Have you had a discogram? What testing have you undergone to determine that this thoracic disc herniation is causing your pain?

Dr. Corenman