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I think I just did something bad

JulieAJJulieA Posts: 1,420
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Mine pain levels have been really elevated for the last 6-7 days severely so for the last 3 says. Today is by far the worst. I take plenty of medication but just recently switched my muscle relaxer (zanaflex to flexerile), I called my PM Friday to see of they could find me something else. I have to wait until Monday because the dr was gone for the day before the nurse checked the vm....

Anyway I would say my Thoracic pain has been fairly well conrtrolled with meds untill lately. Now I wake up and I hurt maybe a 5/6 w/meds and a 8/9 when the meds where off now. T 6/7/8 is on fire my back is going numb the nausea is back, my ribs are aching. But worse is when I bend over and then try to straighten my trunk I almost passed out in pain I would almost say a 10 and I never say that. My legs are like jello now. I almost want to go to the ER. I still might later.

I would hate to find out I am just being a baby and this is all my body just reacting to a change in muscle spasm meds...

Laying flat on my back Tens on with ice. Pain is coming down a little.



  • I had my ESI this morning. I am happy to report it relived all of my symptoms in my upper back for a solid 2 hours. They are just now starting to come back a little.

    Interesting my PM commented that one of my disc's was torn all to he!! he took a pciture of it and they were suppose to get me a copy but no one brought it to me. I knew t4/5 had a small bulge last fall and t5/6 had a bulge but my worse was supposed to be t6/7 (annular tear and leaking into the spinal canal)... I will see it at my next meeting I guess.

    I am relievd that the blocks seemed to have worked :)

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