Erector Spinae Trauma in Thoracic region (non-healing)
In March of 2017 I fell on a construction site laterally accross my mid-bak just above my lower ribs. The pain was unbearable for a couple of days and the anatomy of my lower ribs changed immediately (lower subluxation of right ribs/cartilage). I contacted my chiropractor and a couple orthopedic surgeons who cleared me for any spine injury. After a week, the pain subsided and I was able to get back to my normal activities; but, something wasn’t right and things just felt out of place and kind of discordinated.
In June of that year, I decided to take a 2 mile run to stretch out and possibly work out the bugs… The celiac ganglion became aggravated to the point where it caused me to be overcome by debilitating nausea for months, caused delayed gastric emptying and caused my galbladder to stop working (didn’t find out until 2/2018). This is when I started to aggressively persue help from the medical community.
In August of the same year, I felt well enough to help my neighbor move household goods. I felt strong until I made one last jump up into the back of the truck from the bumper and I felt my back muscle completely let go from below my shoulder blade down to my lower back. I immediately fell into shock, had major muscle spasms from my lower ribs all the way down to my lower back and had to purge my bowels right away.
Since then, I’ve been through countless blood tests, X-rays and GI testing that have left me going nowhere fast while my back started coming apart on me. Now, I’m working with a thoracic surgeon in yale who is still clueless of what’s going on even though I told him exactly what happened, where the pain is and what causes things to become aggravated.
We are currently stuck, we don’t know and cannot locate a surgeon who could perform the surgery of the muscle trauma. Physical therapy is helping my back; but, is aggravating my nerves all over again.