I have had intermittent mid-thoracic pain at a bend of my scoliosis for years. For years I have been told that you can only get back pain in this area from tight muscles. Baloney.
I have also had flare-ups of pain that lead to all kinds of tests around the gallbladder region. Hmm, I even have pain that radiates to the back. (Right where I get the back pain flare-ups.) The RUQ tests are always negative.
Just as the pain in my back increases as I give it more gravity (lie, sit, to stand), so does the RUQ pain increase. Is it possible that I have been confusing my RUQ symptoms and should have been letting them know my mid-back hurts again, and oh by the way, I am also having excruciating pain in my front RUQ?
Both types of flare-ups are increasing to the point I am strongly considering retirement. Driving to work hurts and then I have to sit at a computer all day, concentrating on maintaining my posture so I have the least amount of pain.