I appoligize in advance for the wall of text.
6/18/13 I had a spring come loose on a 16'x16' garage door as I was walking through and it came down on my head ,driving me into the ground. I remember little of the accident or the rest of the day.
I had a football shaped mass of pain from the base of my neck to the bottom of my shoulder blades. Horrid pain was also radiating down my right arm and following around my bottom rib on the right side.
After 10 months of ,all i can call it, torure. Trying physical therapy and steroid injections. I had the disc replaced at c7 giving me much needed relief in my arm.
I am stuck,while my arm and neck feel much better , I still have severe ache and burning at t5 and t8 with sharp pain radiating around my rib from back to front.
I had an MRI 2 weeks ago and received a letter from the Dr yesterday saying all is well besides some degenerative disc In my thoracic spine blah, blah blah.
I have numbness on my back,chest, chin and legs. Pins and needles in my feet and my toes feel like they are cramped when they aren't.I had to start using a cane as I am unsteady on my feet and fall so often my wife threatened to leave me if I didn't use it.
I am truly sorry about the whine.I used to think i was a man and as a carpenter, i knew what back pain was.Sitting ,standing ,walking and even loading the dishwasher has become almost intolerable. I take a narcotic pain pill and a muscle relaxant.
I need to know, can I get better? I have read so many discouraging things tonight. Might be the lack of sleep and the pain combined but I am scared. Sorry and thanks for being here.