upper back pain

21 yrs ago I fell down some icy stairs landing on my upper back on a concrete stair and I haven't been the same since. I found out 3 yrs ago that I had fractured two vertebra in the fall. Since then I've had pain which has gotten worse over the yrs. The pain is between my shoulder bled and spine and is a deep, agonizing burn that sometime wraps around my chest and my middle fingers go numb. Walking, standing and sitting make the pain worse. I've gone through 6 epidural injections, trigger point injections, 2 yrs of PT, I take medications and was told by my PM doc that she could do nothing else. When she started reducing my painkillers I started to seek out other dr who also couldn't help me. When i told my PM I was looking at other options suddenly she started to offer me other options to manage my pain. Imagine how angry I was after two yrs of her telling me she couldn't do anything else, going to other Drs wakes her up. I'm in agony all day everyday. I haven't been able to work, I can no longer attend school I have to do online classes, I can barely do anything at all anymore. Im at my wits end. I have no quality of life anymore. Any suggestions out there?


  • William GarzaWilliam Garza TexasPosts: 1,922
    edited 07/23/2019 - 1:08 PM

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    Could you possibly seek out a Back specialist to see if there is a procedure that can be done?
  • seeyvroserunsseeyvroserun Brooklyn, NYPosts: 3
    I've been to spinal surgeons, specialists, chiropractors,  acupuncturists, PM, PT and no one can explain why I have such severe pain also because of where it is I'm told treats are limited. I'm at a loss of where to look. I was hoping someone on here had a similar injury and pain that found a treatment that worked.
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  • jimandjrjimandjr Dallas TXPosts: 688
    What did xrays and MRIs show? 
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