MS with chronic severe thoracic pain

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

nonimcb
New Member


Date Joined Nov 2016
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 11/4/2016 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am new so please be patient (pun intended). I am a 56 year old woman that was diagnosed with MS in 1992, and is now diagnosed as secondary progressive. For many years, I have been dealing with stabbing pain in my thoracic spine. My MRI was negative, showing osteoarthritis and "expected changes related to MS", which was not explained any further. I walk with a crutch or use a wheelchair or scooter when out. I am becoming more and more convinced that I am experiencing atrophy in my core muscles to the degree that they can no longer support my back, and that because I use crutches, and because my gait is affected by the MS, that this could be the reason for this pain, but it is increasing dramatically, and I would say that it rates an 8 on a scale of 1-10. The affected area is very small, about the size of the palm of my hand, it never changes place, it is relieved by direct pressure, only. I am out of my gourd trying to figure out what is going on! So frustrating, and so very debilitating. Any suggestions, ideas or similar stories out there? Thanks so much for letting me ask.

Gretchen1
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3492
   Posted 11/6/2016 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you seen a orthopedist who specializes in disorders of the spine? You may be onto the cause; core atrophy. I'm sure a good doctor should be able to offer treatment.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:19 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,800,511 posts in 307,550 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 150420 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ASDAS.
232 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Georgia Hunter, assa


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer