desperate in the desert
Beginning in July 2010 I began to experience mild to moderate pain in my mid back area. Since then it's been a nightmare journey. I've had MRI's, CT Scans, Bone scans, x-rays, epidurals, facet injections all to no avail. As of today I'm experiencing serious mid back pain that seems to undulate up and down my spine. Gastric disturbances, bloating, major changes in my bowel habits, increased heart rate, no apetite, numbness and tingling around my rectum, increased lower reflexes and just generally feel like crap 24/7. All doctors are telling me that all is well except for an old compression fracture at T-11 with about 20% loss of anterior vertebral height. Had a C6-7 discectomy with fusion in 1998 with no subsequent issues. I feel this is definitely a thoracic vertebral problem of some sort but so far defies explanation. Anyone have any advice or know of any doctors in the States that specialize in thoracic spine issues? I'll be disabled in a couple more months if I keep going like this!