I am 16 years old. In mid-October, I was in the play West Side Story for my school. I was on top of scaffolding, and fell 18 feet onto my back. In the emergency room, the doctors told me I had compression fractured my T5, T6, T7, and T8 vertebrates. I was also told I lost an inch off my height, and because of the spine injury my growth is now stunted. We took many x-rays and a CAT scan, but they said there was nothing they could do to fix me. They gave me a prescription for Ephedrine and told me to visit an orthopedic surgeon to see if my back was still compressing and if I needed surgery. However, we didn't go. It is now February. I am involved in Swing dancing, Weight-lifting, P.E., and recently snowboarding. I am pretty active, I find sports and working out fun. The thing that makes these activities difficult is the pain I am constantly in. Since that accident, I have been experiencing:
-constant, shooting pains in my right arm and leg
-trouble breathing while even sitting down
-I now twitch and shake in my sleep. Not like convulsions, but shaky like a hypoglycemic would have if sick.
-my back hurts every single day. painkillers do not help whatsoever. at all. it always hurts.
-sometimes i get brief heart pains. like the arm and leg pains, just in my heart.
I was hoping someone would tell me if these symptoms had anything to do with my back injury, or were caused from it. Please tell me anything you may know or any suggestions. I would love to stop hurting everyday.