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Mid Back Pain from nowhere

fengshui1234ffengshui1234 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hi there im a newbie and came across this site looking for help. Woke up the other day with a pain in the middle of my spine. Feels like a bruise but hurts if i turn over in bed. I was diagnosed with Facet Joint Disease last yr after an accident at work and wondered if it could be related to that. I had also on 7 th Oct this yr an Edometrial Resection which means that I had my womb lining removed. The pain isnt very good at the moment wonder if any of you could help it hurts when i press on it or bend to my left.


  • Call your doctor. Considering you just had that procedure I think you need to speak with the doctor to make sure it isn't a complication.

    After that it might just be a muscle that you pulled again after the surgery. SOmetimes we favor one side or the other and that throws off the whole spine. You could try some heat or ice for pain relief.

    And if it's not from the surgery but continues you might want to go back to whoever diagnosed the facet disease for a follow up. But I would give that a few days or even a week or so to see if it's just a muscle strain.
  • I agree that it could be from your surgery.....but keep us updated...OK?? Hope you start feeling better!!
  • :) Thank you for all your input going to leave for couple days to see how I go. Thanks for caringx
  • I have facet joint issues as well, and am dealing with miserable "gnawing" pain in my mid back. I'm having my fourth facet rhizotomy tomorrow, and the doc is going to decide if he's going to do a segment of my t-spine as well as L4/L5, L5/S1 and my SI joints.

    When the facet joints get irritated, all the muscles around go into "guard" mode, so it could very well be that you're dealing with muscle spasms. I sympathize with you! As my t-spine pain gets worse, my whole rib cage tightens - are you feeling that at all?

    I use a tennis ball in a sock to gently massage that area when I'm laying down or standing against a wall; it doesn't "fix" anything, but it does give me a bit of relief.

    Hope you're feeling better and that things settle down.

  • I have facet joint pain in my lower back and have to get injections which help a little. I hope you see your Surgeon about the other issue and follow up with your Primary Dr. to see what he can do or refer you to a Pain Management Dr. or you may have to go through workmans comp if it's related to your work injury. I had an MRI and had more issues than facet joint problems. Hope you can get some pain relief. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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