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Please! I need advise

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hey Everyone,

I just joined the board. I'm hoping someone can answer some questions.

I've been having upper middle back pain for several months now, at least 6 months. It's been somewhat tolerable. I mean nothing to cry over. It's a constant pressure, and I constantly feel like I have to pop my back to relieve the pressure, it wakes me up several times a night where i have to adjust myself. Stand up, stretch and then get a few more hours of sleep.
WEll the past few weeks it's gotten so bad. It's painful now, where I can't get comfortable, I'm losing sleep..there's so much pressure between my shoulder blades, and my right finger tips have been numb for about three days.
I can't get relief. I can't get the time off work to see a doctor unless it's urgent..

Has anyone else had this? Any idea of what it could be?

ANy input would be great..
Thanks so much!


  • What you describe is how I felt before I learned that I had cervical problems - mine were severe muscle spasms.

    I'm not a doctor and couldn't begin to diagnose you, but Paul is right. You really need to make time to see a doctor. I also agree - I would consider this urgent as well.

    Please keep us posted.
  • Ide go and see a thoracic doc pretty Rikki Tikki
    William Garza
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  • Well, how to begin this? I'm new. Guess you knew that. I have for the past several months been having neck pain that spread to my shoulders and now back. I believe my PT guy said my T5 - T6 were "out of wack". I've had a neck Xray that showed I have "Reverse Cervical Lordosis". This was after two months complaining of pain and being told I just had a Trap strain. I now feel as if I am going to grow wings and there is about a two inch spot right on my spine that makes me feel like there is a rusty, sharp hunting knife burried about 4". At my Sports Med Dr's office the resident told the Dr that it looked like there was "rotation" concerning my C-Spine. I cannot look up, my hands go numb for two hrs at a time probly 2 times a week, I look like a body builder (my traps) I'm 5'9, female, and used to weigh 120 until they put me on all these "nerve meds" and I have not been as active with my children. In one mo I have gained 25lbs and I have not changed my eatting habits at all. As a matter of fact I have hyperthyroidism and crazy metabolism. Now, my Primary Dr refuses to prescribe any pain meds (I can understand) BUT I printed off a list of non-narcotic drugs (tramadol?) and he told me that i would be on it forever because this problem would last forever. (hmmmfffpppppff) During my appts. I get to learn all about proper body mechanics and how to hold my kids. Okay......I know about proper mechs. and I am pretty close to running down the street screeming. I cannot even get him to do an MRI or even back XRAY!!!! My sports Med dr refered me to a physical Health Doc and my Primary Doc said not to go. he said she would probly just prescribe meds and if I took them I would not be a good moomy (his exact words). Now.....I can't get a straight answer from anyone! My neck hurts, my arms and hands go numb, my arm bones ache (the right side more than left), my shoulder blades are shot!, and I have the rusty knife in my back. Please Please...help!
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