I was in a car accident in 2000, had emergency lumbar surgury L4-S1 (on a Saturday), and was told about 3 herniated discs in the C spine, and 2 herniated discs in the T spine. In 2001 I was diagnosed to having asthma, and stomach problems (nerve damage to the stomach) I never had before this accident, to me they were all connected to the accident, but no one agreed with me. I actually went out to the Mayo clinic for answers on my stomach, but got none. When my C spine developed into a myeolopathy I had the ACDF of C5-6 Aug 09, After having terrible pain in the area's of T spine another T spine MRI was finally done, and I found out I had marked cord compression on T5-6 with osteophytes and almost something happening at every disc level. This means that between C2 and S2 I have something going on at almost every level. I showed the T spine MRI to the pulmonologist I go to, who said that this can definitely be a contributing reason for me "loosing my breath." In the last year I went and was admitted once for chest pains, my heart was fine, and was released after spending a night. I now realize that this was pain was from my T spine, which I was also admitted for the same thing the year before, both times it was horrible pain and loosing my breath, without being able to take another breath in. I have ingnored chest pains I have had in the last couple of years, I now realize they have been from my T spine, but wonder in the back of my head that if I always ignore this, and one day it is my heart, how can I tell the difference? I can't run to the ER every time I get these pains, but wonder if I will miss going when it is for the REAL thing.....I am 55 years old.
Does anyone else get chest pains from their T spine?
Thanks for listening.