Good day fellow forum members. I've just joined spine-health. I'm 40 years old, and for a few years I had moderate thoracic back pain, lumbar back pain as well. Nothing serious, more like a nuisance that would go away with some ibuprofen.
In October last year, I decided my home needed a fresh coat of painting. While working on that project, it happened… It was like somebody sneaked behind me an inserted a knife between my shoulder blades. My pain spots since then are in T4, T8 and T10.
I’ve been in treatment ever since, my MRI showed no damage to the spine whatsoever, and I have tried steroid injections, physical therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which offer little or no relief. No opioids yet, I want to hold taking them as long as I can.
Some days are good, most days are bad, the kind of bad you just want to run outside and yell in desperation. Anyway, I just wanted to ask if somebody in this forum has a success story. Somebody who suffered this kind of torture and with the right treatment, exercise and drugs managed to recover.
I will greatly appreciate it. It will be an inspiration while I go through this hard time.