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Mid to upper back

I had an mri last week, the dr. At urgent care told me it came back normal. I was recommended for manual therapy, continue 800 ibuprofen and switch to tylenol. I asked him what can be causing this burning, separated feeling in my back. I'm upset with my diagnosis as I feel they are thinking I'm trying to get meds . It is debilitating and I'm tired of my life like this.
What can I do? Can it be related to my RA?


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    My experience is with urgent care being the same as going to the emergency room.
    When we having painful symptoms, they may run tests.

    They will try to rule out an emergency situation and tell you if they see something obvious.
    But for me, I've always been instructed by the ER to follow up with my primary physician the next day.
    At times, that means I also follow up with my pain management doctor, also.

    When I bring my MRI, or other testings to my specialist, PM/neurologist, he often sees things from MRI that the ER doctor or doctor writing impressions did not pick up.

    That's why it can take quite awhile sometimes to find correct diagnosis and effective relief for symptoms.

    You said you are upset about your diagnosis?
    Is your diagnosis the RA?
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