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New member with thoracic spine problems...

annie27aannie27 Posts: 9
edited 06/15/2015 - 9:38 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello all...
So thankful to have a place to learn and share. I will try to be brief...
It all stared a little more than 2 years ago with back spasams..... Terrible back spasms.
I have been in retail for over 30 years...bending...lifting etc. I also have thoracic kyphosis.
I have been trying to deal with all of this with conservative measures. Chiropractic,deep tissue massage,
Accupuncture, muscle relaxers,injections,physical therapy etc.. My next step is Botox injections.
MRI findings...
Marked thoracic kyphosis
Discogenic marrow changes at T6-7 T 7-8 T 8-9 and T 9-10
Small hemangioma T 12
Lesions at T 2 T 6 these have not changed at all from old studies
Mild central disc bulges at T 2-3 and T 3-4
Left paracentral small protrusion at T9-10 which is in contact with the cord. ***this is where I have the most trouble.
T 9-10 is where my injections always are.
I am not getting any concrete information from the pain clinic. They are helpful with pain etc as far as treatments and medications and the injections do work for a period of time.
My biggest concern right now is the back spasms...they have become unbearable and I have experienced them for over two years. It seems that things have progressively gotten worse in many ways. Can the small protrusion that is touching the cord at T9-10 cause all this pain and spasms? Can degenerative changes cause this also?
Anyone else out there with horrific back spasms in the thoracic area? Is there a less a less invasive surgery out there and does it work? I know there is so much pain out there and my heart goes out to all of you.
Thanks so much for your time....


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