hi, new to the forum. i have had chronic pain that has been getting gradually worse over 20 odd years and i have a variety of lower back problems as you can see from the mri report date aug 2010,
Minor disc de-hydration is seen in the lumbar spine with preservation of disc height. Minor central disc bulge is seen at L4 - 5 and L5 - S1 levels and L2 - 3 levels but no significant neurologic compromise is seen. No eveidence of spinal stenosis seen. There is mild to moderate facet osteoarthritic change is noted. The distal cord and cauda equina are normal. No significant focal bone marrow lesion is seen in part fro a hemangioma in T11 vertebra.
my problem at the moment is that i have a new pain in my thoracic area, round about T8 -T9 area. it feels like someone has put a sharp knife in the bone and they are twisting constantly. it has a burning sensation that runs through my ribs to the front and hurts when i breath deeply, cough, sneeze and lay on either side at night. i suffer with 3 bulging discs and fact arthritis in the lumbar area and they found a hemangioma in T11. i had an mri scan of my neck and thoracic area in oct 2010 by a neurosurgeon, who said there was nothing that needed operating on, but that doesn't explain my new pain. please help.