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T-5 pain severe

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I'm new here. I'm a 41 year old female that's been suffering from upper back pain for more than 1 year. It started as more of an ache in my upper back that seemed postural, then about 8 months ago I fell from a chair and landed flat on my back on the very hard ground. I didn't see the doctor because I was between insurance. I recently went to my GP because the pain has become so severe I can't stand it.

Is it common for T spine pain that starts out as postural to become more localized. I can put my finger on the spot on my spine that hurts. It's not muscle pain and massage makes it 10 times worse. My doctor said she thougth it was related to my autoimmune thyroid disease, but I feel that it is something else. Is it possible to fracture your spine by falling and still be able to function?




  • Sorry about the pain you are having. I have always thought as postural pain being more muscular then structural, but falling off a chair onto a hard surface can cause different things to happen to your back. Have you had an x ray, or MRI? I know you said that you are inbetween insurances, sure hope your new insurance kicks in soon

    I am curious as to why your GP thought this may be due to thyroid disease, did she explain this. I ask this because I do have thoracic disease, but also have graves and hashimotos, both are autoimmune diseases of the thyroid and have never heard of them causing pain the back.

    Hope you start feeling better soon,
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