I'm a 31 year old male with various symptoms. Most symptoms began days after a massage in which the masseuse used her knees on my lower back.
--Pain in several spots directly on the thoracic (Appx T8-10) and lumbar spine. Much more sensitive when pressure is applied.
--Pain directly above the hips on the outer portion of the back. Begins to burn when sitting in a chair for more than 10 minutes.
--Prickly pain often in feet and ankles. Occurs when standing/sitting/laying. Very bad burning when sitting in a chair for more than 10 minutes. Occassionaly feel prickly pain in my hands.
--Pain around the tip of both shoulder blades
Past test have included the following:
Brain MRI -- Negative (done because of the prickly pain in hands and feet)
Cervical MRI -- C5-6 R Paracentral disc herniation, Mild R nueral forminal stenosis (done because of the prickly pain in hands and feet)
EMG on Legs -- Negative
Symptoms have existed for 1-2 months and have not improved. Medrol dospack did nothing. Tylenol, Advil, bedrest have done nothing. I have been out of work for 2-3 weeks now.
Should MRI be performed on the Lumbar and Thoracic? Does an EMG rule out the need for MRI? Is it possible for a fracture to cause pain such as this in the lower back?
Thanks for your responses...