Need help! I've had pain in my thorathoracic spine and surrounding area for over a year now, and despite being proactive in my search for answers I'm starting to feel pretty hopeless.
I've been to a TON of doctors and specialists, none of them have had no real clear idea of what might be wrong. I keep hearing the same thing, "this doesn't make sense", and it's starting to sound a lot like "move along, there's nothing wrong with you."
I started by seeing my primary physician, and his first thought was to send me to PT. So I did the set of PT, and continued to get as much exercise in after as I could manage. No results.
I had an x-ray, which came back normal. Then an MRI, which also came back normal.
I've been to the chiropractor twice, and have had numerous massages, nothing gives me lasting relief. I even went to an acupuncturist, and all I got from that was 3 days of painful muscle spasms (I VERY rarely have gotten muscle spams since this all started).
I saw a neurological specialist, and he thought I might have a condition called ankylosing spondylitis, but there is usually a genetic marker associated with it and I tested negative for that marker. I've also had about 8 blood tests, all of which showed nothing abnormal, except somewhat low vitamin D levels.
I am not sure if it's related, but I also have pain in my upper abdomin, but it only really gets painful (quickly and sharply) if pressed on. The last nurse I saw decided that I MUST have an issue with my gallbladder, but after the pain persisted for around 8 hours after she had pressed on it, I went to the ER and they did a CT scan and said it looked normal. I'm still set up to schedule an ultrasound appointment this week, but I think if my CT scan was clear I probably shouldn't hold onto hope that an ultrasound will reveal something that it didn't.
I have tried a wide variety of medications, nothing has had any last effect. I started out with naproxen, ibuprofin, acetaminophen (all the lighter stuff), then tramadol, gabapentin, muscle relaxers, none of which provided any sort of adequate relief. The only thing that's helped me get through my day semi-normally has been Norco, and they don't want me on it anymore so my need for an answer feels a little more urgent now.
Any advice or insight would be overwhelmingly appreciated. Thank you!!