Alright, about a month or 2 ago I started noticing some pain in my thoracic region, the pain was tender to the touch of one of the vertebrae on my back, in the lower thoracic area. It didnt seem to come on very suddenly but then again im not sure.
the pain continued to bother me, it hurt with activity and lifting etc... seems like a pain that is localized to one of the vertebrae or between 2 of them and doest seem to be a muscular pain.
I went to see a doctor a little over a week ago, he felt the area, said it was probably nothing major and gave me a couple weeks of anti inflamatories.
After about 8 days of taking the anti inflamtories it hasent seemed to work at all, the pain is still there, possibly even worse than when it started.
Again, I cant think of an event that triggered this, but I am relatively active so i may have had to lift something or could have fallen or something. who knows, but i cant remember a sudden onset of symptoms. I dont notice the pain radiating down my legs or anywhere else, nothing crazy, no neurological symptoms from what I can tell.
I am a 21 year old male, no history of any kind of back problems. This is really worrying me, Should I go ahead back to the doctor or wait until i take the other week of these anti inflam. pills?
anyone had a similar experience, any kind of explanation? I went to see a doctor on campus (bc it is free) should I see my family doctor at this point, or follow up with the original doctor?