Anybody with burning thoracic pain here?

Anybody with burning thoracic pain here?

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Anybody with burning thoracic pain here?

I am having severe burning in thoracic spine. I don't know how to explain it other than it burns like fire in my spine. Anyone with this problem. I certainly would appreciate any feedback. Angie smiley

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No spine surgery or injury.

No spine surgery or injury. I have osteoporosis and protrusion T12, I believe an annular tear as well.

Sometimes when I swallow food or drink the pain is there as well. Thought maybe an ulcer, but since I have these other problems I'm not sure anymore.

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Is it in your spine, or

Is it in your spine, or around your spine? I get really bad burning in my upper back, but not in my spine. I think its more my muscles.

I believe heartburn, stuff like that, can radiate to your back. I have even been told its anxiety, which I don't really agree.

When it happens, have you tried antacids to see if you get any relief?

I usually find that heating the area, or using muscle creams or rubs, even a nice hot shower helps.

I'm not a doctor, so I can't know for sure what is going on.

Let us know what you find out smiley

Amanda

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Burning Pain at Thoracic Herniation

I have herniated disc at T7/T8 with a burning pain during regular activities. I also wake up with severe spasms during the night. The herniation is pressing against my spinal cord and I am afraid that it has gotten worse. The spasms are so severe that it is hard to breath. Does anyone else have this problem?

I look forward to any response!!

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Burning Pain at Thoracic Herniation

Angie, I have the same pain you are referring to. Just thought I was going crazy, but it's a burning sensation that is hard to explain. I also wake with severe spasms during the night. They are so severe that it's hard to breathe.

Debra

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I have burning pain

In my upper back, but no injury to my spine in that area. The pain used to be easily relieved by massage or heat. Now its relentless!!

Have yet to receive answers from any doctors, and PT refuses to do anything until my lumbar injury is taken care of smiley

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hi

sorry your having pain.
i would call your dr to see what they can do for ya.
especially if its not letting up.
when was your last MRI??? things change so much sometimes quickly.
i had a injury to T1 plus small hernations throughout the whole spine. so i know where mine comes from. but i get more of the spasms and sharp pain then burning.
i do know what the burning feels like though from my lumbar i had spondylolthesis. unstable spine in english terms.
like putting one fist on top of the other then tilting your fist off the other. easiest explanation. but only found through xrays of bending forward then back. no other testing showed this. as far as i know it can happen anywhere in the spine.

but call as burning like that can be anything, not just the spine. only from personal experience. i get it with my arthritis, acid reflux even though there is no heartburn, plus i had it when i had pancreatitis attacks or if my fibromyalgia acts up.
not giving you a diagnosis by anymeans. but if your able call and get it checked out. could be something simple that can be fixed......

good luck and hang in there we are here for ya..

huggies
terri smiley >:D< smiley

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I have had a burning pain in

I have had a burning pain in my thoracic spine that sets off heartburn and severe spasms that last for days, I have had an MRI and been told I have bulging disc T11 T12 and they will not be able to fix it, I have been under the pain units care and now had epidural injections for the pain, I feel a lot better but the pain has now come back after 8 weeks, I am due to have the nerve endings burnt off lets hope this will fix the problems, Good Luck.

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burning and spasms

I started getting real severe long lasting spasms and burning pain across upper back between shoulder pains. The spasms were mostly in upper body but had some in feet too. this started about a month ago, doc put me on klonopin, and bingo bango spasms quit.I don't really understand why the new med worked but it does,
Now I'm trying to cut back on taking it as often little by little cause I heard it can be addicting,(I'm following docs orders on weaning myself off)I take half as much as I did to begin with and have not had the severe spasms or burning pain come back... keeping fingers crossed. Patsy

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burning?

I used to get burning in my feet but after this surgery its like no feeling in feet at all and i have noticed that one of my feet the skin is actually peeling in one of my feet.......maybe its a circulation problem,or do any of yous know if blood supply can be effected folowing a spinal fusion from l4 to s1.............thanks again guys!!!

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It seems common that Thoracic discs

create a Burning and Stabbing pain that is more pronounced then it is with cervical or lumbar discs.
The upper region of the Thoracic discs (T1-T8) seem to impact the upper body, chest, shoulders, neck area while the lower set (T9-T12)seem to effect stomach and lower areas.
The burning pain seems to occur when you do something to aggravate those upper Tdiscs. For me, its prolonged time on the computer. Once the burning starts it takes some time, treatments to calm that down.
Thoracic surgery is also something that most folks opt not to have. In the past, it was one of the more complex procedures and results were never guaranteed. The procedures have come a long way, but it is still something that not every neurosurgeon has performed or comfortable with.
I still find the best relief I get from this is:
1) Moist Heat
2) Laying on the foam rollers
3) Aqua Therapy
4) and the best for me, Deep Tissue Massage therapy

Hoping that something works for you

Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Moderator
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