I have been diagnosed with Thoracic degenerative disc disease and have a fracture at T3, T7, and a wedge fracture at T6. The pain is horrible and unreleaved by the oxycontin I take for lumbar pain. Is there any exercise or pain medication that would help. Lately it has been sending me to bed as I can't stand for long without the pain getting worse. Helen39
Some things you could talk with your doctor about:
• Anti-inflammatory medication and/or anit-inflammatory injections to reduce any inflammation around the affected discs.
• Increasing the strength or changing the type of pain medication
• Physical therapy to teach you strengthening exercises
You might also try applying ice packs to the painful area for a maximum of 15 - 20 minutes at a time.