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Newbie. What is wrong with me?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hi. About a year ago I hurt my upper/middle (opposite of my chest) back on the job. I first made it sore by leaning over all day and then I got a sharp intense pain while standing upright and lifting heavy objects off a truck. The vertical pressure caused it. Well after a few months it went away and occasionally caused small discomforts.

Well this past week I was bending over all day and I came home and had the following feelings in the same location:

Hurt to run!
Hurt to breath deep
Didnt really bother met to bend over
Hurt to turn in bed
Vertical pressure seems to hurt it more
Its very sensitive. I couldn't play basketball.

The pain seems to be right where my spine is and I am worried. But it has always gone away in the past but I want to have an idea of what it is and what to do.


  • You'll find really great and supportive people here. First of all you never mentioned having reported it to your employer so I'm not sure if you have a Worker's Comp claim or a doctor you have seen. If not then seeing a doctor is the first place to start. You could have either back issues or thoracic issues. I'm not a doctor so I can't tell you which it is but you DEFINITELY need to be seen by a doctor. If you have received any treatment let us know what you've already tried. We look forward to seeing you around the forum. :H
  • I would too encourage you to make an incident report at work and then see a Dr. Bend with your knees and keep the load close to your body. Your Dr. should know what to do and you need a physical exam. Perhaps even order some tests. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I'm sorry you are hurting but glad you found us. Welcome to Spine Health!!

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