I have idiopathic spinal cord herniation t-7 with other issues. I am 39 years old and have been in great and constant pain for almost one year. I live in new York and have seen the nero specialists in new York city. The doctor said it is very rare condition and in my case he is willing to operate but has only had one case like mine. I have held off due to this. I have 4 children and I am fearful of the outcome but I am living in agony.