I have had a disc problem towards my upper back for a few years now.

I had it looked at a while back at a naval clinic, and they said that my 4th or 5th disc is slightly off "kilt". This is causing a lot of muscle problems in that area, and I constantly have a knot in my upper back.

Over the years my back problems have gotten worse, and now I've even had weird "shocks" run up my back if I pull something, say a shopping cart, the wrong way.

Does anyone have any idea kind of condition this is?
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replied December 7th, 2009
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I have that same shock feeling and what feels like a knot in the back of my neck by the spine, but up high under my hairline, but the pain is slightly to the right as opposed to right in the middle on the spinal cord. I don't know if it could be the same thing - a misplaced disc, but it radiates from that spot on the back of my neck down through my shoulder and upper back a lot of the time and feels like electric shocks or like there's glass shards stuck in there or something. It drives me nuts not knowing what it is, but I haven't been able to get the proper tests done to find out yet.
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replied December 7th, 2009
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It sounds like what you where told is that you have a disc bulge.

I have never heard anything with a vertebral disc called "a misplaced disc".

The pain you both are describing sounds like the disc is pressing on nerves and causing the nerve pain you describe.

Both of you need to be evaluated by a spine specialist, either an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines only.

Once you are evaluated, no doubt you will have an MRI ordered to help with the diagnosis and then a treatment plan can be figured out for you.

Good luck to both of you and let us know what you find out.

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