I have had spine problems since an accident in 1992 when I hit my head on low door way twisted my head fell with my shoulders on hard floor and also broke my tibia and fibia.
The symptoms after that started were wide and varied I have been bedridden for last 3 years in chronic pain.
I beleive when I had the accident it caused problems around T1 possibly prolapsed disc. The symptoms from this pain down sides stomach and groin pain. My neck and upper back have basically ceased up. I get loud cracking in my head heard by me and if loud crack others in room. I have just been diagnosed with problem at C3 nothing about T1.
I assume when you have a prolapsed disc at this level T1 it is generally left.
I have just managed to sort the muscles out and pain downwards has stopped.. When you have sciatic pain it can stop and start again years later. I believe with thoracic referred pain the problem continues as this area does not move. I by any chance it moves and the pain stops is there any chance it will stay ok similar to when sciatica goes.