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Oct 19, 2015 8:42 PM

I tried to search for a similar topic, so here it goes

DX:
spondylothisis or slipped vertebrae
lupus
facet joint disease?

In the last couple of months, I have noticed that if I raise my voice or tell the constant pressure in my back will increase and sometimes hurt. This weekend I went home so I spend a lot of time in the car, mostly on rough road. This along caused me to be in a lot of pain. But now if I take a deep breathe or yell, the pressure and pain is intensified. The longevity not prolonged, at most right now is a couple of minutes; but will repeat everytime. There is an instant of sharp, stabbing pain and an intense a quarter sized pinpoint pressure instantaneously in the same location. (If that makes sense).

Anyone ever experience something like this or similar?

Oct 19, 2015 9:09 PM

Yes I have a problem that Might be similar. It happens at the bottom of my chest, along my spine, and in my shoulder blades. You described it perfectly. Sharp stabs followed by lesser pain for several minutes. For me, the shoulder blades are worst and if I don't use a painkiller I could flare.
I might have lupus, but they haven't actually tested for it yet, but hopefully at my next neurologist app.
Just curious, do you have asthma?

Oct 20, 2015 8:43 AM

Okay, just curious. I have pain outside of asthma, docs aren't sure what causes breathing issues (besides dust and cats) but don't seem to care much anymore because an inhaler does seem to help.

Oct 20, 2015 5:31 PM

Don't have any breathing problems.

Been havin pain and pressure in my back since last December. Lately when I yell or inhale deeply the pain and pressure in that spot gets worse.

Oct 20, 2015 7:43 PM

Confused, have a suggestion. Have they ever done a plain x-ray of your back? The only reason I ask is that sounds suspiciously like a rib fracture. Just my two cents tonight.

Oct 21, 2015 6:40 PM

Had X-ray in March: Slight lucency is seen within the left transverse process of L1.

MRI in April:The disk spaces are well preserved, lower thoracic and L1 through L5 levels. There is mild disk space narrowing, physiologic presentation L5-S1 level.
The L2-L3 level shows mild ligamentum flavum thickening and thecal effacement, posterior spinal canal without compromise. There is a very mild reverse grade 1 spondylolisthesis, L4 on L5. There is mild ligamentum flavum thickening.
L5-S1 level shows physiologic disk space narrowing without obvious disk degeneration. Mild ligamentum flavum thickening is present.

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