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Thoracic Heamangioma

Blue4BBlue4 Posts: 1
edited 05/25/2015 - 9:54 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I thought I was going crazy until I found this site - pity my consultant hasn't,
I had car accident, immediate issue with one arm, Was treated with whip lash, pain in shoulder blade/neck and even picking up a drink! .Continued arm weakness, taking numerous strong pain killers, had injections in neck shoulder region but knew things were not right so I acquired full spinal scan. Large thoracic full vertebral hemangioma, numerous tarlov cysts.... Pain worsening, I saw a new consultant , hoping I could be treated? he said according to "American journals/research" pain is not caused by hemangioma''s" - I left the office thinking I am going crazy. I tried doing things I couldn't due to the pain, and get such excruciating pain I can barely breath..... - it's not "in my head" I just saw a consultat that didn't want to treat me. Who can I see?


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 05/30/2015 - 4:55 AM
    What kind of consultant did you see?

    With one of my issues..gut related..my GI doc sent me to surgeon to review testing and symptoms to see if surgery could help me....vascular related.
    He checked my records..did a test..and said I'm not needing surgery. It was one sided.....and once he decided against surgery, he was done. He didn't want to answer any questions because as he saw it....he's a surgeon, no surgery needed, he was done.

    I also have spinal issues, and as pain became more miserable, after two years of trying to help me, my primary sent me to pain management doctor.
    That was best thing for me.
    He ran tests not done before....spine related...found areas effected and for specific treatments and medications for me.
    He also treats the pain that is caused by my gut...vascular issues.

    I would think PM doctor beneficial. If you already seeing one, you might want to consider second opinion.
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