For the last couple of months I have been suffering from a strange thing with my back. I have a upper right hand side ache, under the shoulder blade and spreading to the middle of the spine. It is a tingling sort of soreness. It is much worse when my arms are out in front of me or if I am lifting anything.
Also, the worse thing is my walk, I often feel off kilter and as though I am a weeble. Also when I walk I feel like I walking over waves, sort of up and down, like walking over steps on the flat. My neck is also very stiff.
The worse thing about this is when I get out of certain chairs, like armchairs or car chairs, my walk is MUCH MUCH worse for about 10 minutes, and the middle of my back will ache. Sometimes when I have been sitting in a chair I literally feel like I can't walk, my legs feel very heavy and I feel like I am walking on stilts. It is horrible.
I decided to pay for some MRI scans as I was really getting worried. The brain and spine MRIs came back the other day and I was told everything is fine except I have "thoracic scoliosis". Now, it didn't say how bad the TS was, it just said I had it but it shouldn't be causing me any neck pain.
Now, the doctor has said she doesn't know where to send me next as the report basically said I am fine and the spine is "sending back the correct signals and there is no noticable compression", or words to that effect.
So what do I do now ? Where do I go ? I am finding it so hard to cope with the fact my back aches and my walk is so wobbly. Yes, I can cope with the walk most of the time, but I need to sit down, and the 10 mins or so after getting up is so scary and annoying.
I am obese at 22 stone, so I am not sure if that adds to the problem, but I would just like some kind of possibilities that this could be. I need to direct my doctor to somewhere I can follow this up with.
If you want to see my spine MRI it is here : http://www.storv.net/spine.jpg
Or you can view ALL my brain and spine MRIs here : http://www.storedspace.com/MRIScans.rar
Many thanks for any help and advice !!