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Two weeks ago my dr took me off my pain meds because he said that the meds in my case would give me a false sense of wellness. He said it is like walking on thin ice. He has me trying a tens unit. Still not sure if I like it. Since I am not taking the vicodin anymore I feel more areas of pain. My injuries are in the thorasic spine. My t-9 fracture does give me alot of pain in my 1st rib on the right side(sometimes left too) and it is very difficult to pull my stomach muscles tight. My t-5 and t-6 fractures make my ribs in the middle hurt. My ribs feel very heavy all the time and it is hard to take a deep breath.
Mel- have you ever had a mri of your whole spine done?