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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: mid back pain & spasm -- 5yrs


 alaskan - Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:27 am

Female age 38 schoolteacher

5 yrs ago pulled muscle in midback rh side.
never recovered. Now have severe muscle spasm & chronic pain.

Have seen Family Physician, PT, Pain Specialist, Orthopedic Specialist....have had x-rays, mri....have tried TENS, PT (massage & exercise), RF treatment...

Currently taking Fentanly pain patches & anti-inflamatories.

The pain is getting worse....not better. Where can I go for help? I am worried that I may not be able to work much longer with this pain.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:26 pm

User avatar Hi Alaskan,

Back pain can be extremely difficult to evaluate and relieve. Occasionally, repeat imaging after a period of time may show something new that explains the pain. Unfortunately, I don't have any great advice for you. Continue to follow up with your doctor. If you have not tried a muscle relaxant this may be something to try.

You may also want to consider seeing a spinal orthopedic specialist.

Best wishes.
 thelma louise - Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:31 am

i am 44 years old and have basically the same symtoms and i wear the fentanyl patches 100mcp some dosage like that anyways where do you find is the best place to put the patches and it hurts so bad i know the pain your in i would like a reply thank you

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