I am really hoping that someone will be able to point me in the right direction. I have tried so many docs and spent thousands.
About two years ago I started suffering pain in my thoracic. The problem is the pain only comes at night after several hours of sleep. It starts on my left side next to my spine. My muscles in the midback, lower traps, spinae etc.. all go into a hard spasm. The moment I stand up, the pain subsides, however I am left with latent spasms that if I stretch release nicely.
I have NO acute pain in the day at all. I am active, can still run everyday. The pain is brutal at night and the only relief I have found is to sleep at a 45 degree angle on my right side so that my thoracic is almost suspended. Lying on my back doesn't work. I did not injure it in anyway to cause this. It started out every so often and now it is every night.
xray - clear
I have seen a bunch of specialists and all of them basically try a combination of drugs that have done nothing. Some of them knocked me out, but that made it worse because I wasn't active in my sleep and when the pain finally got to much for the drugs I was in awake and in bad shape.
I have tried 5 different physio's and chiro's. All they do is give the muscle relief and nothing they do deals with the issue. Every night it comes back.
I am now going to another Ortho that is sending me for a bone scan.
I know this issue has something to do with the ribs, maybe ribhead. Any thoughts on treatment or what this may be?
I have been to two pain docs to rule out costo vertebral chondritis (spelling).
No drugs work in any combination. I have tried them all. No doc is brave enough to operate because they say until they can see what is wrong through diagnostics they are going in. I also have not found a doc that is willing to try some sort of nerve block injection if that is even possible.
Any help would be so appreciated...