Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Possible Herniated Disc?

smac1986ssmac1986 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
About 18 months ago I got an inguinal hernia dead lifting with poor form. I had surgery and now it is fine. Well about 4 months ago I noticed my left trapezius muscle (same side as my hernia) looks different. It seems to be closer to my neck than my right one does. Also there seems to be very slight muscle atrophy on my left side and my right shoulder blade seems to stick out and be more pronounced than my left. I have no pain in this shoulder, except when I start lifting weights, lets say my whole body gets sore from lifting, well my left trapezius area will be more sore than the rest of my body. Also, sometimes my left ring finger will twitch ever so slightly. This is also similar in my left leg as far as slight muscle atrophy and a more pain sensitive area, but I went to the doctor today and he felt the bump in my lower back and thinks I just have a lipoma pushing it out left from my hernia. As far as my trapezius and arm situation, I can live with this condition and have no real pain in my lower or upper back except when exercising. Basically, I was wondering if anyone has had this before. Also, the doctor tested my shoulder and rotator cuff, my muscle strength in all that area is fine. Sorry for the long post and I'd appreciate any knowledge i can get.


  • Sorry i dont understand the question You asking if anyone has all the same symptoms you have? You might want to see a specialist and get a few opinions to get to the root of the problem,

    Your question sounds something only a dr can answer,

    Best of luck and keep us updated on further findings, Maybe an mri or some other tests can show the cause,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
Sign In or Register to comment.