Hi, I'm 26 and I've had burning pain in my upper back since last fall (I had an instance at work where I went to pull a pillow out from under a patient's head and she laid back as I tried to pull and I jerked my arm/back). In early Feb I experienced bilateral ulnar nerve pain (rt>lt) lasting approx 5 days in duration. It seemed to gradually go away but now the ulnar nerve pain in my right arm is back and my 4th and 5th digits have decreased sensation. Throughout this whole time the burning in my upper back has been constant. The Dr. felt my spine and seems to think that the burning is at t3/t4. Please help--the radiologists I work with all say that there is no way that a herniated disk at that level could cause arm pain but I have read about instances where the t2 and t3 nerve connect with the brachial plexus. I have not had an MRI yet but my c/t spine xrays showed mild DDD. By the way, I just had an L5/S1 lami back in Dec. Any insight would be appreciated.
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