Does this ever get easier? Do you ever need to take extra medication while having your X-rays done and a few days afterwards?
I am still recuperating from the CAT scan done on my thoracic spine and the X-rays taken of my tailbone...from last Thursday. I swear, I feel like I was a human punching bag... my upper arm muscles are so tender (both feel bruised) and the same with my whole thoracic area. I am used to being a walking spaz... but this is ridiculous. Thank God Advil and Flexeril are helping the inflammation and spasms.
I haven't had X-rays done (with the exception of chest X-rays a few weeks ago to rule out pneumonia) since June 2009.
I haven't heard from my Neurosurgeon yet, but my PCP called me early Friday morning with the results. The CAT scan showed a lot of things going on in the T6, T7, T8 area... losses of height at 50%, kyphosis, depressions on endplates, calcification in the ligamentum flava and... that's all I know for now. My tailbone has two dislocations, which explains my sitting pain.
If my Neurosurgeon requests an MRI, I honestly don't know how I am going to manage this without extra medication.
I am curious to know if any of you need extra medication during and after X-ray adventures...?
Thanks and Happy New Year to my Spine-Health family!