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What's Wrong With Me???

May 14, 2015 8:28 PM

I went for my first PT appt this afternoon. I spent half of the session in the water and the other half, learning exercises and having electrical stimulation. I've had PT before, but I've never had this happen before. The MRI and x-ray findings don't indicate any significant issues, although the pain mgmt folks say, there's enough. There was so much I couldn't do.

I literally grew-up in the water, however today when I was told to walk across the pool, I felt faint. Also, when I was given little weights to provide resistance in the water, just moving my arms across my body, I felt light-headed. The pain in my back was searing. I'm sure somebody was stabbing me between the shoulder blades, straight through to my chest with a fire rod. I had to stop.

So, I've asked this before, and I shall ask again, what's wrong with me? Has anybody else in this community ever felt this way? Am I alone in this? I have dextroconvex scoliosis, centered on T5 and minimal disc bulging throughout my thoracic spine. After telling the PT about how I lifted my 43 pound grandson last February, he responded with "he was the straw that broke the camel's back" and he was literally the "last straw".

May 14, 2015 9:08 PM

I've had the same type of feeling, being faint and feeling like I was being stabbed in the shoulder blade and chest.
I geta weird flare where there week be one spot that if I don't apply my full body weight right there, it will feel like a stab.

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