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So much pain - Help Please?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 25, 2010
  • 07:11 AM

I have had a Thoracic disc bulg diagnosed over the last few years. The pain in located in one particular hot spot on my back; because of the area in the back I have this problem in surgery is not a recommended treatment as the "disc" bulg is not severe enough to alleviate my symptoms. In March I went in for my bi-annual Epidural Spinal Injection where the dr. gets in there with flouroscopy and releases some form of cortosteriods. I am also feeling this tingling sensation down my left arm. I feel that the Radiologist did not pinpoint the area where the disc is bulged in the exit route of T19-T10. Genius that I am I thought one night on the couch on my back would not hurt me.....This seems to have caused this unrelenting pain, been 4 weeks now. I have had 4 weeks of mind altering pain in my back - in the hot spot - accompanying that is a sort of tingle which precedes a muscle spasm. muscle pain radiates across from spine to the under arm are of my left side and the precedes into left chest wallFamily thinks that I am down too much; suggestions from all is to mover around more which I do try and do. Have been icing it, taking Aleve 2 times a day, Skelaxin (mulscle relaxer) 3 times a day, convinced my PCP to add a regiment of 3 days steroids 60mg total and naturally going down on those slowly. So pain is in the entire area of my left wing bone, under my arm, into my left chest wall, breast; which at the moment is tingling and throbbing gently, pain radiates down my arm. Can't determine if I am suffering from Muscle Spasms, or nerve pain accompanied by muscle spasms I have 3 days left of the steroids have added my husbands ativan to the program. Have I mentioned the Narcotics for pain. Trying to move less and take less Narcotics; ..the roof looks good right now. Can't imagine living with this pain long term it has been three weeks now and I am very discouraged? Anyone have any ideas for treatment homeopathic? My family things I shoul move around the house more which I do with a back brace to apply pressure to the pain spots. Has anyone had this and overcome it? I anxiously await your help and perhaps a few helpful ideas...L/NH

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