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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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I have a thoracic annular tear, I can't walk/sit up more

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I have a thoracic annular tear, I can't walk/sit up more than 45minutes or I'm in agony. It's been 14 months since my injury (KettleBells). I'm a 29yowf.I have a thoracic block scheduled but this concerns me because it will not heal my annular tear, only block the nerve so I can't feel the pain. Pain is an alarm your body sends to let you know something is wrong and you need to stop because this is causing damage. My question is can I make my injury worse if I continue with prolonged activity because my nerve has been blocked and I am not able to listen to my bodies warnings?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
Great question.
I am not hearing pertinent information here.
What doctor made this assessment?
What exactly is torn and how much. Thorax does not tell us anything, that is 1/3 of your body