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Odd Back pain

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by adam88, Feb 11, 2017.

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  1. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer

    Hi, I am just wondering if anyone can relate to this. I have had a very strange upper back pain for a few weeks. It is intermittent, i feel it for maybe 3 or 4 seconds (fairly severe), deep, and burning, it feels like a nerve pain. It then goes away and returns every 5 or 10 minutes. It also moves around, sometimes it is right on my upper throacic spine, just below neck, sometimes its in the shoulder blades, sometimes it radiates to the chest. No motion seems to make it better or worse. I have had abdominal ultrasounds, chest xrays, thoracic spine xrays, all of which came back negative, also blood work was clear. I have been under extreme stress before this all began. Can anyone relate to this kind of pain?
     
  2. Lunarlass66

    Lunarlass66 Well known member

    Yes, Adam88, absolutely. I have experienced pain very similar to what you describe. Mine was smack-dab in the middle of my back, sort of in the spinal cord itself, and it was intermittent, like an electrical or nerve impulse, along with the muscles seemingly tightened all around it, which gave me the urge to press my fingers (if it were a reachable spot...) or something onto it to relieve it, it has myseteriously come and gone over the years, along with a whole host of other typical TMS maladies, including low back pain too... I, too am new to this forum, so I'm not cerrtain I can give a whole lot of advice, but since finding this site, it's slowly dawning on me that all this time, many of the strange aches, pains, and such I've experienced are mindbody syndrome. The questions continue to plague me though.. The why, how, and what I can do to return my overwrought nervous system to it's normal state.. One thing I can suggest is to ask yourself what in your life may be producing exorbitant levels of stress or anxiety, there is, at least in my case, a difinitive link... Wishing you all the best...
     
  3. adam88

    adam88 Newcomer

    For me it is a deep kind of ache...lasts only a few seconds then goes, but it foesnt seem muscular at all, or on the muscular level. It sometimes even occurs through to my chest. Was yours "deeper" than the muscles as well? I have also had a host of odd symptoms that have come and gone over the past few months and have been under quite high stress.
     
  4. Lunarlass66

    Lunarlass66 Well known member

    I would say it felt pretty deep in there, yes.. But more like a stinging pain, it was pretty intense at it's worst, but with me, the pain often changes in severity amd location, though for the past few months, it's setttled into my back... Either my Thoracic or Lumbar region. At least, I don't have Sciatica at the moment, though I also have history in that arena too... If you've ever read Dr. Sarno's books, there are a wide variety of maladies associated with Mindbody Syndrome or TMS and though he says the condition is caused by repressed emotion from our past, primarily rage, I personally think current stressors, especially if the stress is unusually high or long term can also perpetuate symptoms...
    I can certainly understand your concern with it affecting your chest area. If you're especially worried, you can always check in with your primary care Dr, though if you're like me, I wound up going to multiple doctors, ERs, urgent care clinics, and physical therapy, had an MRI, xrays, even saw an Orthopedic specialist, and like most people on here, had the sh** scared out of me with all the traditional diagnoses. (herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis.. Blah, blah, blah..)
    However, most of these conditions are described by Sarno as rarely the culprit in the causation of pain, merely "gray hair of the spine" that comes with the natural aging process..
    Aghhh, growing older is not for the faint of heart!! If I had to venture a guess though you're symptoms DO sound very much like TMS. I'm fairly new to the site, only been about a month, but it's really great to connect with such kind, empathetic people who really GET what you're going through. I find myself often feeling a little isolated because many people do not accept that TMS is a real thing, so having this forum is a Godsend... Hope you feel better soon!
     

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