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Burning midback pain

I have been suffering for almost a year.The gp I have seen,hasn't come up with any answers. A little history:In 1998,was rear-ended with a whiplash injury,that landed me in the hospital for a week,in traction and pain. Ever since that accident,my neck and thoracic are tight,painful and spasms. In 2002,developed pseudotumor cerebri,and had an lp shunt put in. If I move the wrong way,or lift anything heavy,my back pops,and have severe pain,sometimes in the lower back. I also thought I was having a heart attack,due to chest pain and heaviness.I didn't realize that all of this probably relates to my back. Recently had a regular xray and it showed disc space narrowing at T11-12 with mild anterior endplate sclerosis.Mild s-shaped scoliosis.Disc space narrowing at L4-5.Mild facet hypertrophy at L4-5 and L5-S1.Subtle lucency at the pars interarticularis on the lateral view may represent spondylolysis.Epidural catheter seen to enter posteriorly at L1-L2 and extend superiorly to the T10 vertebral body where it doubles back on itself with the tip ending at the T11-T12 level.Do you think my shunt tubing is hitting a nerve,being that it is in the same spot that I have disc narrowing? I have not been able to work,been fairly disabled and no pain medicine. Please,need advice.


  • mickkrmmickkr Posts: 166
    edited 10/31/2012 - 7:15 PM
    maybe x-ray from a different angle might show something. I don't l
    know if shunt prevents you having an MRI, or a cat scan withy dye.
    I'm not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
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