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Painful Upper Back Pain

kentishgirlkkentishgirl Posts: 1
edited 01/26/2015 - 5:28 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Last April I woke up one morning with severe muscle spasms in my thigh ,after a trip to the doctors this calmed now.Then I kept getting wet sensations in my leg (which I still have) several trips to the doctors,she sent me to an osteopath which said it was my hamstring (completely wrong) I kept going to the doctors until eventually she said I could have an MRI which revealed the following
There are prominent disc bulges at L3-L4 respectively L4-L5 intervertebral body level. There is
tar lateral impingement of the exiting, left-sided L3 nerve root just outside its foramen as a result
of an eccentric disc bulge (above described).
There is no further evidence of spinal canal or foraminal compromise.
Please note a prominent disc bulge is also noted at the level andT12 intervertebral body level in
the lower lumbar region, with indentation of the thecal sac but with no associated foraminal or
spinal canal compromise. The vertebral body height and the normal lumbar lordosis are

While I have some discomfort in my lower back my pain is mainly at the top on my bra line.I wondered if anyone knew any good exercises or medication that can ease this? I take gabapentin but not the 9 a day as I am told as dont want to take so many pills.Never been to see a specialist as doctor doesnt seem it needed

Thank you in advance!


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 01/26/2015 - 5:28 AM
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