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Sustained a thoracic spine injury as a child, Strange symptoms over time

CuriousmegCCuriousmeg Posts: 1
edited 11/24/2015 - 2:04 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hi spine community,

This is my first post. Can someone please share your opinions, insight and similar experiences as mine?

When I was 14, my back literally inverted (bent the wrong way). I felt an acute sharp pain in the sam e exact spot as the injury to my mid-thorax vertebrae for several months. It resolved eventually and was never diagnosed. I have been a very active athlete most of my life but I have not been this last year at 37.

My back has always ached in my cervical-thoracic areas and felt the sensation of bruises I wanted to have pressure placed. The only way to relieve back aches has been to lay down, and stretch my back by "cracking or poping." Before and after sleeping. This year, when a friend massaged my back and we both felt a weird jelly-like sac over top my vertebrae. It felt odd and just weird, no real pain.

For the past two weeks, I have asked a friend to sit on my back to relive the ache. (I have had others stand on my back I f not heavy as early as college when I was running many days a week!) Last night when a friend gave me a massage close to my spine, all of the sudden I felt a surprising and acute sac-like pain. She described it feeling like a bubble that quickly felt like a jelly-filled sac. To me it felt (maybe?) like a nerve bundle that felt good to have pressure placed. The pain hurt only at the point of origin (sac) and did not travel distally. Before. and after massage I. Felt horrible cramps and pain along my groin region.

Today the right side of my back (side of sac) has been in (only) slight pain from the same vertebrae down to my buttocks.

Any ideas??

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