"About 4 months ago, I lifted a bin that was too heavy. I twisted to the left and dropped it to my knee. I held it there yelling for help. About 2 minutes before someone finally helped. Since then, I have had a sharp pain in my thoracic spine that radiates to my right rib just under my breast. I've had X-rays, a CT scan and an MRI. All negative. I'm at my wits end. I'm in so much pain, especially when I exert myself. I'm getting sick of taking medication. I can't even do the dishes without having to medicate afterward. Someone please tell me what this could be. I've heard possible herniated disc and also rib subluxation but all scans say no. Please help."
That was me almost 2 years ago. Now, new doctor, new MRI and still no findings. Right now I'm taking Cymbalta but it barely touches the pain. I've finally gotten an appointment with a neurosurgeon. My primary just smirks at me like I am making this all up, but I just want to find out where the pain is coming from!! The pain is still sharp in my thoracic spine area and it frequently radiates to both left and right ribs now. Any activity, including standing or walking exacerbates the pain. I take 800 Ibuprofen 3 times a day and Flexeril at bedtime. These help enough so I get some sleep, but I am always in pain. My baseline is at 5/10. After exertion, I can get as painful as 8-9/10. What tests should I be asking for? What could possible be wrong? I feel like I'm going crazy. Someone please help me out.