I have been having severe pain in my Thoracic spine between T5-T7. It is a burning, pinching and aching pain that is often numb to the left of my spine. I've had an MRI showing mild spondylosis and a syrinx running from T3-T12, but no doctor believes it is prominent enough be the cause of my pain. I went to a pain specialist who believes the pain coming from those facet joints. He sent me to a chiropractor who said i have several rotated vertebrae in my neck and upper back. They suggest facet joint injections. I realize this is only a temporary solution to the pain and I am only 21 years old. Many people I've talked to through the hospital I work in do not think it is such a good idea because I am pretty young to be getting these injections...also, the chiropractic treatment i'm receiving is only seeming to make it worse...
I'm not a fan of injections either. I'm not sure what type of chiropractic you're receiving, but you might consider finding an Upper Cervical specialist in the Scottsdale area. Here's a link of doctors in Arizona: http://tinyurl.com/c2adwk
Upper Cervical Care may be a good avenue to pursue at this point.
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