Help!!! I have kyphoscoliosis and osteoporosis. In the past I have had several back surgeries, the first was an A&P spinal fusion performed in 1982 followed by several others to stabilize the spine and later to debride the spine and treat for osteomyelitis.In 1984, I had treatments for Hodgkins Disease including radiation. Due to the curve of the spine, they were unable to completely block my lungs. Several months ago, I started having severe pain in my spine and rib cage on both sides . I went to the physician and had a chest x-ray that appeared normal. Now, we have moved across country and the pain is unbearable. I went last week to an internist, and another x-ray performed, now my lungs are very, very small. I am having not only pain but SOB, it is very difficult to even turn over in the bed due to pain . I am very sore in my rib cage and my sternum; however, I am also having nerve pain shooting around from my spine into my left breast, some numbness and tingling in both hands, and the bottom of my right foot is numb. I don't know what to do the internist says my rib cage may be squashing my lungs. Now What do I do or who do I go to for this problem? Do I need a pulmonary specialist or a neurologist or an orthopedist or what?????/
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