Hi everyone..first post here
For the last 2 years I have had this pain on my right side in front and back. For a long time I could have sworn it was something internal going on so I had some gallbladder tests, GI tests, ultrasound, etc. and everything came back negative. I also don't really have any GI issues so I guess that rules that out.
So, I went back to my doctor and we did some xrays and a bone scan. Xrays looked fine but the bone scan showed a 'hot spot' on L1 (I believe) so I had to do a PET scan to rule out a tumor which came back negative. The radiologist though this could have been some old trauma from a car accident I was in years ago (although the accident was about 10 years ago and back has been pretty good up until the last 2).
After that I tried;
active release technique
and a multitude of vitamins, herbs and supplements and nothing has really helped.
In frustration I went to get a second opinion and this doctor ordered an MRI thinking this might be some kind of disc issue.
Sorry for the long winded back story..my questions are:
- Can disc issues hurt in the front below the ribs as well as the back just on the right side?
- Can a disc press on any internal organs causing some kind of pain in the front?
- Is it not uncommon that nothing I have tried has helped if it were in fact a disc problem?
Thanks for reading