Hi - I've only made one other post I think where I posted my mri report - I am desperate for relief for my pain I'm in at present. I'm on back trying to type now & in awful pain.
My - T5-T6 is contacting the cord (but not compressing) per mri report in August. I think it's the one that is feeling like I have Knife stuck in my back. The pain is coming through to the front when I inhale.
I have not been able to sit much, especially by late afternoon & night the pain is so great.
Laying on my back flat hurts - because I feel the "knife in the back" pain. I can't lay on my left side - feels like the bulge maybe on that side, I don't know just hurts - I get a little relief lying on my right side - but I had rotator cuff surgery a few months ago on the r.shoulder & I can't lay on it long!! Sometimes I get some relief on my stomach - but it hurts the rotator - and sometimes I can't stand the stomach when the pain is coming through to my chest. .
I've been on Mobic for a long time - - found out today I have to stop it - - My blood work has been elevated for some time & I had to go to a Kidney Specialist - He said I have to stop it. I haven't got answers on my Kidneys yet will take 2 wks to be off the mobic then he will do more blood work & see if that's the cause of the elevated blood work.
Does anyone know - if the bulge is compressing the cord - does that mean you'd be paralized at that point?? Mine is in contact with cord but not compressing.
Which is better for pain - - heat or ice pak??
I'm taking tramodol - about 4 a day - - Neurotin, Bacofen muscle relaxant at bedtime. I guess I need to take it in the daytime but it makes me so sleepy and it makes me where it's hard for me to pee (empty). I'm going to ask for the extended release tramodol next - - Has anyone else tried it????????
I have the fullness/bloated, upper ab pain after eating & I read where another post commented as this was thoracic related. . It's around ribs around & in front. I've had stomach checked & it was okay - - I can only eat one good meal a day - since my thoracic has got worse - I am miserable in my stomach/left side ribs if I eat lunch and dinner both. I've just been eating yogurt in the morning & nothing else till night meal - just can't. I know if I do I'll be in trouble. .
OH one more question - - Has anyone had a steriod injection in the thoracic area?? I'm trying to get in w/a pain specialist. Should I be concerned w/this close to the cord?
I really think I have another one out since the mri.
This thoracic pain is the worse pain I've ever had. . Worse than any lumbar pain, worse than rotator cuff surgery, worse than any pain period I've ever had to deal with. .
I'm really scare of it getting worse - - I don't know how I can stand it any worse than this.
Please help or tell me what to do - - I guess I need to resort to stronger pain med - - I just hate starting it, but I may have no choice.
Thanks for listening and glad to know there are others here
OH - & I do want to know have you ever had this knife in the back - take your breath away pain - - & if you did how did you get it better?? Would staying in the bed help??
Sorry I asked so many questions!