Hello I am new to this forum and hope some of you can help me to understand what has happened to me all of a sudden. Just a little history....I had a C4,5,6, fusion almost three years ago, Fibromyalgia and frequent migraine headaches.
On the 4th of July I was pushing a shopping cart around and felt that my back was a little sore, no biggie so I didn't give it much thought. WELL....the next day I started having extremely painful muscle spasms(?) and pain that would grip me for 10 or so seconds every time I moved. It hurts the most if I roll my shoulders forward and I can make it go away completely if I lay on ice and get in the exact right position. It shoots sharp pain down to both of my elbows but the pain stops there. When I am not on pain meds it even hurts to take a deep breath.
This is in the T3-T6-7 range, a very odd spot for a 'back injury'. I don't believe I hurt myself in any way; it just sort of developed over a few days. PM gave me prednisone, Soma and Vicodin. Pred helped but when I was off of it the pain came back. Soma And Vicodin barely help and I am now on my second round of Pred. (I hate taking this stuff but it's better than the pain)
I have an appointment with my neurologist on Monday but I'm really worried about this; it is just not going to 'get better' and leave me alone any time soon. Has anyone else experienced such a thing???????
Thank you for any and all suggestions. I am NOT a hypocondriac!!!