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A few months ago I
wrote in the "neck pain forum”, cause since April of last year
I was diagnosed with three herniated discs in c4-c5-c6-c7. I´ve
managed to avoid surgery, although I have enough symptoms that do not
make my life easier: pain in the fingers and arms, constant cracking
in the neck, tingling, etc. Currently, the symptoms are bilateral and
what bothers me the most is pain in both thumbs. Here is the thread
that I have started.
Im writting here now because three months
ago my symptomatology increased dramatically. After several gym
sessions I get a strong pain in the upper back. I was at rest until
one day at work taht I sent a enormous pressure on the sternum. At
two weeks, my pain worsed and I was worried enough to imagine having
a problem on the other side of the spine. After talking with my PT
and my primary care physician, we decided to make a new MRI, now the
cervical and thoracic sides.
The result was, in addition to
the cervical findings, two small thoracic protrusions: t6-t7 and
Today, I have not been to work for three months and Im
with many symptoms. In relation to my thoracic spine: pain in the
ribs, under the armpits, in the upper back, in the stomach ... In
addition, in the last weeks I feel many fasciculations in all the
body, pain in the legs and in the testicular and perineal zone,
behind the thighs... I even think that my walk isnt as good as it
used to be.
My life is totally paralyzed by the “illness”
and I do not know what to do. Honestly, I'm very desperate. I feel
like crystal. I feel very bad, also, because I have done many things
to improve in the last year and I only get worse: quit smoking,
change my diet, do rehabilitation, swimming pool, Pilates,
acupuncture, PT, spa ...
I have seen some doctors, two NS, a
traumatologist and a rehabilitation doctor and, curiously, they often
comment that my symtomps havent a great relation with my MRI. A
neurosurgeon has been very categorical and has considered that there
is no relationship. Anyway, all those who have to see a medical
specialist: I am currently doing blood tests and Im watting the
results, if I have any other disease that justify my
Honestly, I fell lost. I can not get a diagnosis and
apains are getting worse. I know that in this forum it is not
possible to obtain medical opinion, but I would love to know cases of
people who have experienced similar things and how their injury
Thank you very much.
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