Vertebral Hemangiomas & High Left Thoracic Scoliosis
I'll try and keep this brief. A year ago I complained to my doc about having annoying 'knuckle in the back' pain in my mid back. She did an x-ray and didn't see anything, so sent me to physical therapy. The physical therapy helped relieve the knots in my left shoulder area, but the pain never went away. I'm now having more left shoulder pain, knotting, and the pain in my mid back has gotten worse. My doc ordered an MRI that came back showing an 'unusually high' left thoracic scoliosis; vertebral hemangiomas on T7, T8, T12, & L2. The pain around my T8 is extremely uncomfortable and nothing seems to relieve it. My doc referred me to an orthopedic specialist, but he will be out of town until the end of April. I've already been told by one orthopedic surgeon (my doctor was not happy with him at all) that he would not touch the hemangiomas because of the size (large) and that they are big bleeders. I've had a history of anemia, unexplained bleeding during pregnancies, post partum hemmorhaging, etc...so the thought of blood loss always freaks me out. I was also in contact with another specialist via email and he said that his protocol is to inject the areas of the vertebras with cement. Not looking forward to any of this. Just looking for input, suggestions, anything for a little piece of mind.