Well I have had the surgeons office tell me to stop PT and come in right away to get checked out for this persisten and worsening pain in my upper T-spine.
I have had two cervical surgeries in 2008...Jan I had a posterior cervical formainotomy c-3-4--4-5. The Sept 3, 2008 2 level ACDF C 4-6.
This burning pain in the upper T-spine and scapular region has been there since day one of my neck injury!! It is very persistent and can be so bad that it takes me a few hours to get it controled to get up and out of my house..only to return around mid-day or in the evening...
It is always there but spikes to higher levels after sleeping and later at different times of the day or with certain activities..
:''( ~X( just a lot to set the brain off ya know!
I had recently started PT and the last visit was before Christmas. The PT person actually was feeling down my spine and pushed in an area in the t-spine and recreated the burning sensation...to the point I canceled the next visit..
I went out of town for Christmas and it never really calmed down. I did do about 10 - 15 minutes of walking everey day to keep the cirrculation moveing while gone!
I called the surgeons office yesterday and they said I need to be seen right away!!!
I will see the PA today, not my surgeon, but thats alright.
It is frightening to think there is something else going on in there....
The unknowing is so hard.
Has any one else that has had this burning before ACDF had it postoperatively???
Did it go away with the surgery,
I am looking for some others out there with similar symptoms???
Some folks suggested to me RSD or TOS, but I researched tose and some of the symptoms were just not what I have going on...
SO please any thoughts and support are welcome.