I'm posting this for my boyfriend. He has had lower back pain for over a year now and was diagnoised with a Torn Rim and a disc out within the last 9 months. The pain hasn't been constant up until 3 weeks ago. He started experiencing severe pain that radiated up the middle of his spine, then his shoulders and now it has settled in his chest. Last week he saw the chiropractor twice. On friday they did an x-ray and it showed bone spurs (Not sure which disc). He has him coming back every day this week for adjustments. He was very sick this past weekend in pain. He kept ice packs to the sites of pain and his family doctor called him in some Hydrocodone which was a little help. He is scheduled to see his family doctor on thursday. I have been scouring the internet for any possible clues as to what else could be going on that is causing the constant pain. I just happened to find this one and read about the Thoracic Disc Herniation Symptoms. It sounds like this may be what he has but just was hoping for some insite from some of you.
Has anyone on here had unbearable pain in there back that has radiated to the chest area and won't go away?? If so what are your suggestions?? I know he needs to have an MRI for sure and I hope that his family doctor will order one. I wanted him to go to the ER sunday, but he wouldn't have anything to do with that idea. I think at least they would have done alot of testing and he may have already been on his way to healing.
Thanks for any comments,