For some reason lately my middle to upper back has been bothering me, thoracic region of the spine. I have a good muscular build, but I do have bad posture at times and I think this is the main cause of the pain. I have pinched nerves in my lower back and can tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a pinched nerve. The pain I’m feeling is definitely a pinched nerve in the thoracic vertebrae.
Over the the past couple of months I had two distinct situations where I was barely able to move due to the pain. The funny thing is I was barely doing anything when my back started acting up. I can run and jump all over the place and not feel too much pain, but something as simple as walking aggrivated it so bad that I had to lay on my back for 2 days. I was literally walking out of my job casually after a day of work and I felt this pop sensation. I could barely support my torso without feeling pain. The pain is in the area of the back between the upper and middle where you bend. I have always had bad posture here and I think that is one of the main causes of everything. I also did heavy squats when exercising that could have contributed toward this for many years.
I have already received 2 epidural injections of cortizone in my lower spine this years. My doctor wants to wait a little bit before giving me anymore steroids so he gave me a shot of sarapin in the thoracic spine. It’s hard to tell if it helped or not, but if it did, it wasn’t any major improvements. After doing a bit of research, a few sarapin injections may need to be given over a period of time. Apparently there are minimal side effects with sarapin, so I think I’m going to give this a try again.
Does anyone have any experience with a Sarapin injection in the spine?