Hi everyone im shure im at the right place with all the threads ive read im gratefull. Three years ago I was in a construction accident Iwas working of a high lift it broke and dropped me, I really didn,t feel to bad at the time. I did feel a ball in the thoracic area. A few days later things changed that ball feeling in my back turned into a nightmare that kept getting worse.Pain beyond any pain i ever felt, I had to really struggle to breath, my legs felt slugish and would not go where i wanted them to,my body was slowing down. I went to the doctors they gave me a xray and said soft tishue damage,gave me some pills and sent me to a neuro surg , he did a mri saidsoft tis damage and sent me to a pain doctor.At this time I was walking bent forward and bent sideways , I was in a panic I was going down hill fast. I called the neuro doctor and told him im in bed and its a battle to sit up or walk. I was sent to Physiatrist she put me in traction, traction felt good the pain stopped and i could breathe when they pulled me apart, the therapist had to stop he said somethings not right.i went back to the doctor she orderd ct and a bone scan, she called me up and said you have a comp frac t8, they put me in a hyperextension brace. The brace helped with breathing and getting out of bed more ,ive been sent to therapy with no results, ive been pretty much a prisoner to bed. My doctor has been trying to wein me off brace ,but it takes the pain to high if i dont backoff i loose everything from the stomach down. When i put the brace back on I get my legs back. ive been freaking out I got all new doctors and they knew right away they called it unstable thoracic spine .Does anyone know about this unstable spine ,and is there a line where surgery is not a option and you have to just except?