I am a 61 yr. old female. About 2 years ago, I started having slight stinging pain in my mid back about right above my bra strap, slightly to the rt. side. It steadily has gotten worse and is now causing me much pain, burning and stinging in my mid back and across my rt. shoulder blade, down into the back of my arm. It also makes my arms get very cold. I have seen nuerologists, been to a chiropractor for several months, and just recently had surgery(May 14, 2007) on my cervical spine( between C6 and C7) to replace a bulging disk. None of these have helped the problem at all. The doctor who did my surgery has since tried several nerve medications, but also to no avail. I have researched the internet at length and am wondering if I have a herniated disc in my thoracic spine. Possibly around T7 to T9. Oh, the surgeon also did a CT scan of my chest to rule out Pancoast tumor and it was clear. The pain is making my life miserable. At this point, I do not have much weakness in my arm, but my quality of life stinks. The mornings seem to be the worst. I also get a little relief if I set very still, but any moving around aggravates the pain. I just am at a loss. Can you help? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks Katy
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.