Hi, First sorry this is so long but I am in need of suggestions. I am at the end of my rope. This year I have updated my MRIs on my neck, thoracic & lumbar.
Thoracic MRI shows spondilosis from t6-7 to t9-10. disc degeneration t7-8, t9-10 to t11-12. midline disc protrusion t7-8 the disc material comes in contact with the cord no impingement. t8-9 & t9-10 midline disc bulge the disc material is slightly eccentric to the right of midline. I have a 50% kyphosis curve.
I have pain from my mid back that wraps around my ribs & makes it hard to breathe it also goes right trough me. the spasms are off the charts. I cant drive without pain, I had to quit my job, thank God for ALFAC. Reaching hurts, bending etc... I have been seeing a pain dr for a while. We have done the gambit of injections some helped for a while but the pain is now getting worse with every day. I think some of it is probably the 40lbs I have gained in the past 3 mo. from the injections.
a bit else I have 3 bulges & 1 herniation in my neck, and a headache since october. And 2 herniations in my lumbar. I also have widespread pain that they say is fibromyalgia( I disagree)
The drs I have seen (NS, OS) say my pain is not from my disc problems nor my kyphosis. I can point to a spot in my back right where my disc problems are and it follows the nerve around my rib but they still say it is not from my discs. I am seeking 2nd opinions but just want to hear what you all have to say from your experience.
thank you in advance for all your help.