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Suggest treatment for back injury

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Posted on Mon, 24 Nov 2014
Question: I injured my back several years ago! The center of my upper back and shoulder blades, and neck hurt, especially if I move the wrong way.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You need imaging diagnosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. In my opinion you need to consult a Neurologist and to discus possibility of imaging studies of your vertebral ( thoracic) column. These include:
1. Plain radiographs to check for/ rule out vertebral damages ( compression fracture, osteoporotic fracture) and alignment of your column ( kyphosis, scoliosis). These damages may arise from your past trauma or as aging process.
2. Thoracic column/spine MRI to check for/rule out any nerve/ medular compression or soft tissue damage. Treatment options should be clear after correct diagnosis. Hope this helps. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
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Suggest treatment for back injury

Brief Answer: You need imaging diagnosis. Detailed Answer: Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. In my opinion you need to consult a Neurologist and to discus possibility of imaging studies of your vertebral ( thoracic) column. These include: 1. Plain radiographs to check for/ rule out vertebral damages ( compression fracture, osteoporotic fracture) and alignment of your column ( kyphosis, scoliosis). These damages may arise from your past trauma or as aging process. 2. Thoracic column/spine MRI to check for/rule out any nerve/ medular compression or soft tissue damage. Treatment options should be clear after correct diagnosis. Hope this helps. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.