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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
I just happened to come across this website for thorasic back pain. Therefore, I am new to this site. I am a 49 y.o. I have been a production welder for the past eight years, recently moving into the shipping and receiving department. I have had chronic thorasic back pain since mid 2005. I was in the process of losing weight through WW and joined a cardio-kicks class which I absolutely loved. I was down 70 pounds, doing great with class but was beginning to have problems lying on my back doing floor exerices or laying across the exercise ball doing ab exercise that involved some twisting. I just could not stand to lie on my back and to this day I still have problems lying on my back. The pain is chronic and not much alleviates it. Meds, physical therapy, massage, injections, heat, ice and tens unit only temporarily mask the pain but at night when trying to sleep is the most painful. Sudden movements, sneezing, stretching, straightening up or other movements cause pain. Needless to say that I have gained back most of the weight and an feeling quite depressed about that. I just want the pain to go away and I am frustrated about what might be causing the chronic pain. Well on that note I need to get up and moving as I have arthritic hips and stiffen up if sitting too long.


  • Can you call your pain management Dr. to help you with different meds for pain and injections? Maybe you need to get an MRI. Take care and keep us posted how you're doing. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Hi,

    i wish you werent in so much pain, i hsve som ddd of the thoratic spine , showed on xray never had an MRI. though the ortho said i would have pains under and on sides of ribs if it was that area. i wish i could help you more ut my problems are cervical, lumbar spine.

    i think you need to get an xray and mri . Have you had test done? are you currentely seeing a doctor? if so do you have a diagnosis? i hope atleast your taking something for the pain from a doctor. i will reply when you post again with more info about your condition.

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    I can only assume by reading your post that you are or have been under the care of a doctor. What has their view on you problem?
    If you have never had any diagnostic testing, never request that being done. That decision should always be left in the hands of your doctor based on clinical examination.

    Some of the problems you described almost made me thick it was muscular related or perhaps even a fracture. It only that the length of time you said you have been dealing with this sort of rules out that. But again, Spine-Health members are not formally trained in medicine, so we can only provide opinions based on personal experiences.

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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. we have a weight loss forum you might want to join. i see you are worried about your weight. :? drop me a pm if you are interested. there is also an "Arthritis" forum you might want to look at. please make yourself at home! good luck with your pain treatments. Jenny :)
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