I am hoping I can get a greater understanding of my situation and advice from those with more experience. I am 27 years old and have been enduring pain in my thoracic region of my back for close to 4 years and pain in my lumbar for 1 year. After 3 MRI's the results were:
L5/S1 minimal circumferential buldge without indentation of the thecal sac. No cancal or foraminal stenosis is seen.
Thorasic: (primary source of pain)
Desiccation of the T10-11 disc. Schmorl's node in this inferior endplate of T10 with reactive fatty marrow signal change in the adjacent T10 vertebral body and also in the superior endplate of T11.
I am presently in the process of having Epidural Steroid Injections to help my Lumbar. It has slightly helped my lumbar, but they are not having any affect on my thorasic area.
The pain in my thorasic area feels like a constant deep aching between my shoulder blades that some times radiates to the right side of my neck, but stops at my shoulder line. Some times I have stabbing pain to the right on the back of my rib cage.
I am presently taking 7.5 x 325 mg Hydrocodone and 4 mg of Zanaflex which makes the pain more manageable (prescribed by my primary care physician, but I feel like my Neurologist does not think I should hurt this bad. At night there are times where I have to lay on our stained concrete floors because it acts as a over-sized ice pack.
Any words of advice would be appreciateable!