Hi, I'm new to this forum and I'm not sure if my question applies here, but I'm hoping someone out there has some ideas for me.
For the past 11 years I have had periodic "episodes" of severe, debilitating pain in the very middle of my back. The last episode was so bad I thought I was dying. These episodes used to last around 2 hours when I was younger but now can extend to as long as 8 hours. I've done natural childbirth, and this is just as bad if not worse.
When the episode goes it just....goes. Poof! Gone in an instant. It's bizarre. I am seeing an orthopedic surgeon who located minor (very minor) bone spurs in my neck and has concluded that must be the root of the problem. He's also concluded that since these bone spurs are so minor that my pain isn't nearly as bad as I say it is.
I saw a chiropractor who told me that what I was describing sounded a lot like a migraine, only in my back. I can tell when an episode is on its way, just like a migraine sufferer. I have another appt. with the orthopedic surgeon today and I am at my wits end and starting to get very depressed over this.
In the past two months I've started having regular, throbbing soreness pain in that area as well. I've had a cervical spine MRI and back Xrays. Aside from the bone spurs, everything appears to be in perfect condition.
Please, does anyone have any idea what's wrong with me? Has anyone experienced anything like this before?