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back injury no answers

Was injured on the job. Have had MRI, ct scan and nerve test. Still having pain but they can't find what's wrong. What can I do


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  • thoracic spine painthoracic spine pain Posts: 566
    edited 12/06/2013 - 7:47 AM
    I have thoracic pain caused by an accident that never went away unless I was asleep. Have you had a weight bearing MRI,?It may show up problems that can be missed on a prone MRI, here is the link showing the difference. Look at the pictures.


    Also a link to the Intractable Paiin Survivors guide which I wish i had read at the start of my journey.


    There are not many specialists who know about thoracic spine as it is incredibly hard to damage the vertabrea especially if you are young and have healthy bones, - vertebrae fracture is usually through a fall or accident. But a prone MRI should have picked up any fractures.Some people with thoracic problems have no pain. Read through the posts on the thoracic forum as well. I sleep with a pillow between my knees as this takes some pressure off my thoracic spine.

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  • AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
    edited 11/23/2013 - 11:24 AM
    Write down every specific about your pain/symptoms, it may change daily, write it down, sometime the answer is found in the way pain manifest itself in your body. You don't have to write a lot, but a summary of the day as you can remember it.
    As they prescribe meds write your reaction, some meds are better for nerve pain, some for bone, some for muscles etc. If you have PT remember the exercises that help, don't try to do things that hurt, they could aggravate what is happening. Some times it takes awhile for answers. I been having (new) issues since 9-2012. Just now getting some answer that make sense, by still do not know the root of the problem

    Initially was rearended in 2009 and had ACDF surgery in 2010. Can't believe it has been going on for so long.
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