Every disc in my recent MRI has something wrong. Every thoracic & lumbar.... 2 in lumbar are hitting nerve root BUT what hurts me worse is my thoracic area. Bulges in every disc thoracic. T-10-11 is herninated & says its mildly flattening the spinal cord. T- 6 says ventral extramural defects upon the thecal sac greatest at T6/T7 & T10/T11 I have some stenosis in some areas. Hydro trophy ? , osteophytes which contact & compress nerve roots, levoscoliosis.
I am greatfull I can get up & move /still walk around although my legs are sometimes weak.
My greatness problem right now & QUESTION for you is if any of you have these problems.
Tightness in chest. Need to elevate at night feeling can't breath. Pain shoulder blade & around under left breast.
Bloated abdomen. Chronic constipation, I feel full & only eat 1 meal a day aside from a shake at breakfast. I dread eating my meal (although I'm hungry & sometimes over eat). I then blow up looking 9 mos pg. & this pushes up toward chest causing all the breathing uncomfortable problems to be worse. Could the digestive or abdominal bloating be caused from my thoracic area????????? I have been to SO many Drs over the yrs & no one can help me. I've even considered colon resect but if its my thoracic ... It's all getting worse.
Pain in center back @ thoracic that feels like knife & comes straight through. Nothing helps.
Sometimes I have no position comfortable to lay without pain.
I do get massages which help that day.
I got radio frequency ablation 2 yrs ago in thoracic. It hurt horribly for 1 month but afterwards I was much better. I was considering it again (although the thoracic area is much worse, every disc) but 1 dr said don't do it again.....Why??? Opinions on this. ??? He said get an injection in that area. He has skipped town suddenly so I'm not sure about his advice!!
I'm really afraid of being paralyzed especially with every disc & the flattening of spinal cord. My primary dr said "that's not good". He's trying to find me a dr for the back. Shoulders & arms sometimes hurt .
I take gapentin, topamax, Tramodol , I have oxymorphine for when pain is at its worse but I try not to take it unless its unbearable. I'm always thinking there maybe a time I need it worse.
Thanks for listening & any input I'd appreciate. I have lumbar problems too but thoracic is way much more painful!!