Long term pain deep muscular pain in back.
Hello… I should have reached out sooner as this problem is a great concern and has my mobility limited. I have a few questions and trying to see if my symptoms are degenerative related or something else I might correct.
Three years ago I was healing from cervical fusion (from fall accident) and my right leg buckled dropping me to my knee. I felt intense breathlessness and a sharp pain shoot up thoracic. About a month later noticed the strain in my muscle on left side mid section of my back… about two inches from spine at T12 level…. was not getting better. I have a previous l5s1 fusion from 2001, degenerative disease and mild stenosis.
I saw my Neuro surgeon and was referred to pain mgmt. In 2015 had ESI injections that only reduced it somewhat. During one of the injections I remember my legs were so numb I had to use wheelchair to leave. My question is is that normal, alright??? Legs and recently hips have been a problem but not constant.
I am feeling worse from an ESi shot 3 wks ago. Is it possible a trigger point shot in that muscle caused more damage than good? I had my first and only trigger shot in Jan. and not familiar with them
My rheumatologist took xrays of ribs, lung, thoracic and does not see anything there significant. I have degenerative disc disease, RA, psoriatic, sjogrens, and fibro, mild stenosis. The swollen pain I feel is intense unlike my normal problems. Walking is hard, getting up and down, recently noticed other spots hurting in upper back (not nearly as painful).
Probably unrelated since i just found out but having to take medicine for latent tb infection. without methotrexate I just feel worse, pale and tired. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, julie