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tingling in the thoracic

baffledbbaffled Posts: 375
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I have been having pain for almost 2 years from the base of my head to almost the bottom of my rib cage. Osteoarthritis in cervical, nothing of note on the thoracic. Radiofrequecy in facets c2 to t5. Since the t345 radiofrequency i have had a tingling into my left and right shoulder blades. The thoracic radiofrequencies did nothing for the pain between my shoulder blades wrapping around to my sternum. I was wondering does anyone else have this type of thoracic tingling?
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  • I get mild tingling but it must be the DDD for me thoracic or even osteoporosis in the cervcal for me C5 - C7. 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
  • I started with tingling that progressed to full blown ARRRGH, I hope your pain doesnt go there. Mine may be due in part to a rib out of place,and part bulging disc,and ddd. luck to ya and be strong!
    William Garza
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  • I have had pain thru my thoracic into my sternum since april 07, the tingling only started this past sept. It feels almost like I have a tens unit on - it will stop when i hold my back straight up - i can do it on command. All i have to do is to bend forward and waalaa...it only takes a matter of seconds. It increases in intesity if my arms are out in front of me or if i hold it for long.

    Also, when i lay down and turn my head to the left I get freakishly dizzy - like I have never experienced and i have to quickly turn my head forward. I don't know if all this is connected but things are just getting worse as time goes on -

    patti
  • If this makes sense - just below the area that i feel the tingling like a tens unit on my back is numb to the touch, like novicane. You know like when you have novicane in the mouth, you know you are touching your face, but you don't feel it. Any thoughts?
  • I am sorry I didnt get back to you sooner! everything you describe except for the dizzyness. We have almost exactly the same sensations. Please be strenous in the search for the cause. Its usually my No.1 pain producer.
    try not to agravate the issue as long as you can, sitting for any length of time is murder. I hope you fird the cause, mine almost correlates directly with one of my ribs which is out of place.
    good luck to you,what helps a little is wearing a soft style back brace that wraps around the middle.
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  • Ranchhand - just had an appt with a nuro surgeon, but since my mri thoracic is fine and only some bulges in the cervical, he dismissed me. i didn't go to him for surgery, i went to him hoping he could help me find out wht the problem is. i should have tried for a regular nero, but his specialty was the spine and back problems. it was very frustrating to be shot down. i didn't even press him, he merely sent me back to my pain mgt doc. So far no answers to share. The last 3 days I have had such a pain in my left lower shoulder blade. You can't even touch my spine, I did try to roll on ball though to massage, but now it feels worse. I swear I really can't take much more!

    let me know if you make any progress.
  • Were seem top have the same doctor, they tell me that they cant figure what hurts and why, one plausible thing to look at is Faciitis? spelling sorry, it may be an answer.
    please doent give up yet, there is so much more fight left in you yet. adopt the spiny fu position, chin down - hands up- start swinging!
    every day brings new oportunitys K? so dont give in to the sadness just yet, we'll figure this out or be put up against the ropes doing it, either way we'll still be in the fight!
    happy new year.
    ps.
    if you can, get a muscle relaxor, i take skelaxin and it really helps me to cope the pain
    I hope you find some relief soon
    ranch.
    William Garza
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  • I thank you for your reply. I am not sure, but were you referring to Facet Joint. Hate to say it, but been there and done that. I have had the oblagation in my cervical and T345....last year (may Lt cervical, July Rt cervical and September thoracic) The neck is coming back to life, which is adding to the pain. But the pain I feel in my left shoulder blade and middel spine, is really intense. I only take Ultram, but they added the same muscle relaxer that you are taking. Saddly it is not even touching the pain - neither of them. I go to see my pm on Wed. and have a call into him that nothing is touching the pain at all - asking him if i should go to the ER or wait to see him and try some other med.

    I feel ridiculous not having any luck with the pain meds. I have and do tolerate alot of pain and discomfort, but this pain is unreal ..... even laying down flat on my back gives me any relief. I feel like my whole back is being jpulled to the center of my spine. I am seriously condsidering the ER only out of desperation, today (friday) is the 5th day of this.

    thanks again
  • please go to the er, you have every right to get some relief! dont be afraid to go, and also...you have a right to your own preference in docs,at least in the states.
    i hope you find some relief
    My pain will elicite the head drop to the desk and immediate laydown in class. i scare people when this happens, as a matter of course, coz io wait to long.
    William Garza
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  • Thanks to all for your input these past months. I just am so confused as to all my problems. Do they come from my cerivial issues (below) or do I have a seperate issue in my T!? I have such tingling and deadspots in line with the lower portion of my ribs and now muscle spasms to add to the pain i feel in my neck and the intense pain between my shoulder blades. To add to this, i have such dizziness - esp. if i turn my head when laying down.

    I just get scared sometimes...what is going on....everything has become worse....thanks for listening
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