Yeah hopefully they can do something to help you that doesn't involve major surgery.
Haven't been feeling that great myself, but I am feeling better today.
Thank you for asking!
well I will be going back to spine dr see why I having so much pain in neck/back/chest/shoulders and see if I can do something besides surgery lol. I do not want to take rods out that's to scarey and a long surgery and recovery.
I feel much better as far as it being heart , don't think it is heart checked out good,
how are you feeling
So what's the next step? Still feeling bad?
found out today my back has rods and fused from T-5 to L-1.
had surgery in 1993 last time I had exrays to see if all ok was 2009
Thank you for your reply, yikes on surgery, I really do not want to have them out, it's a long surgery I think and scarey one lol,
Will be calling my dr trying to get my records so I can find a closer dr, so that I can might get this under control and not be stressed with days, weeks of pain, thank you again . God Bless you for giving us some great advice
Yes, please see your back doctor. You will need to undergo a MRI probably to view the current situation with your spine, cord and nerves. If there is a cord or nerve impingement then this may be treated conservatively with traction, exercise, physiotherapy etc or you may need surgery. Also if the rods are the cause of your pain and the fused ends have healed and fused properly, then the rods and/or the screws may be taken out through another surgery. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Had my stress test done today, said my heart looks good, just my back/rods. So I feel better about heart, just need to see back dr now
yeah it was a long road to get back on feet took me a year, most my back fused together just have 3 verbras I can bend with on bottom,
its been over 20 years and I still having problems with it like the chest pain, headackes, shoulder pains, now my collar bone comes out of place , dr said when they fixed back it made collar bone cone out , now it pokes out gets inflamed if I do a little, but got to keep living that just started.
going to do stress test in the morning to make sure no blockages just the back, but I feel sure its just the back, praying it is lol.
no I have never took pain meds have always delt with the pain I can take a lot, but when chest hurts for days and arm when I take a walk then I start to worry and seek other info.
thank you for talking to me always makes me feel better . hope you have a great day
"From bottom of neck to last 3 on bottom not sure numbers" OMG!!!
That must have been one serious surgery and long recovery??? I've had L4/5 fusion and a couple of neck fusions, but nothing like that. You must be one tough lady.
The nerves in the chest area can cause a lot of the symptoms your having too. Hope the Doctor has some answers for you. I hope your not suffering by not taking any pain meds, you know you shouldn't have too, especially with what you've been through.
From bottom of neck to last 3 on bottom not sure numbers , I have rods both sides spine, chest has scared me into a stress test Thursday just to be sure it's back causing it, now anxiety over doing the stress test lol, I just can't win, always something.
Hope you don't feel pain today, do you take anything for the pain , I don't I just deal with it,