I am the person who wrote before about the radiating pain from my spine and shoulder blade, and the doctors had no idea what was wrong. The MRI came back and I found out that I had seven compounded discs in my spine, which basically means they are all pushing together and damaging the nerves in the process. I have to go to physical therapy for an unknown amount of time, wear a soft collar brace for at least 2 months, take medication, and go from dancing three to four times a week down to one (I'm a pretty serious ballet dancer, and this pretty much crushed me). Granted, this isn't as terrible as cancer or something life threatening. But as I am only 19 years old, this was tough news. I was told I may have to get surgery if this doesn't improve, and that most people with this problem are at least in their 40's. I'm not sure what to think... has anyone else been diagnosed with this problem? What have you done to cope?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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