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Pain running Beside spine Entire length of back

3Hearts33Hearts Posts: 2
edited 07/18/2015 - 11:38 PM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I just want to know if anyone else has this & knows what it is.

When I was in an auto accident (rear ended) I immediately felt a pain run up the length of my back next to my spine. This pain most of the time is from my neck, running between my shoulder blade and spine, all the way down my back, next to my spine. But a lot of the time I can also feel it in the top of my head and behind my eye. This is all on one side of my body. It feels like someone has rammed a pole through me and my muscles tighten around it.
The pain worsens the longer I sit up, stand, and walk.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Have you seen a specialist?

    My Primary doctor tried to work with my chronic pain, my pain different than yours, for about two years before referring me to pain management doctor. Best thing for me!

    He did different tests. The EMG nerve conduction test was most revealing for me. It showed doctor areas of my spine effected that I had not even given voice to.

    Doctor did treatments to help lessen my pain , but once the source or cause of pain discovered, he was able to treat directly to effected areas.
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  • 3Hearts33Hearts Posts: 2
    edited 07/20/2015 - 7:07 AM
    Yes, I see a neurologist. I have other pains, but this one they have never told me what it is.

    They did an EMG & Nerve Conduction study. They put needles from hand, up arm, and along shoulder.
    They said I have trapped nerves coming from the cervical. But explained this to me for other problems/pains I have, not for this problem.
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