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Middle Back Spasms-Right Side

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  • Posted By: Michellle831
  • June 8, 2008
  • 11:50 PM

I am hoping to find someone who has had similar symptoms and can provide any helpful information..

About 4 months ago, I was moving into a new place. I moved some boxes and a day after I developed some middle back pain on the right side. I thought nothing of it and just associated it with the move.

Well, a month ago the pain came back. It would last a few days then be gone. A week ago, the pain returned and now I've been having unbearable back spasms.

Ive seeked a Chiropractors attention, he suggested I go to the local ER and get some X-rays. I did, nothing showed. They prescribed 2 pain killers and a muscle spasm pill.

I've also received an MRI on the Lumbar area of my back. Which also showed nothing. The Chiropractor has now mentioned an MRI of the Thorasic (not sure of spelling).

In the mean time, I am still having back spasms, when I walk, they are also triggered by some right arm movement.

The pain is so intense that it is difficult to breathe in when the spasms occur.

Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions, info, etc???

I appreciate your time in advance.


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  • HI, i AM HOPING BY NOW YOU HAVE RECEIVED SOME HELP WITH YOUR BACK PAIN. I just wanted to tell you about my experience and see if this may help you.I had a car accident with three whiplashes several years ago and had a bad fall after three fusions, 2 cervical and one lumbar. I always have had thorasic pain and it usually radiated into my chest. I don't want to go into the whole story but I too had several doctors that said I had no reason for my pain. Then after several years of terrible pain, the location of the injuries showed. I want you not to give up and even if it is something else don't let it get you down. Now with new technology there is no real reason except the dr's ignorance that they can not find where the pain stems from.BTW I hate the chronic pain dr's that use spinal stimulators and say that this will stop chronic pain. I have the opinion that they just simply do not know what is going on and want to have their answers. Well sorry for my answer but stuff them and their ignorance. Go to another dr and find out what they think, ask them questions and keep a diary. Write down your pain, when and where it happens. DO NOT try to tell them what to do and DO NOT self diagnose and finally DO NOT tell them you look on the internet- they hate that.I hope you are feeling better, I still have pain- due to degeneration of the injured sites. It will never end. Oh, the nerves you mention if you haven't been told by now can be your heart, your gall and liver, and your back.
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