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Im 23. I am a welder. I have been having back pain for 4 months, upper middle back as well as radiating around my ribs a couple times a week. It mainly hurts to breathe in all the way.
I have had x rays, they came back fine. I have been going to physio for 2 months. It was diagnosed as back strain from being over worked. Assuming due to welding- Im now on office duty working at a desk.
I spent thousands on a new mattress, I changed the way I sleep and sit. I stopped eating dairy, eggs, and gluten. I took ibuprofen, tramadol, and most recently have started taking CBD to see if that will help. I stretch and do my physio exercises every day. I spend my free time sitting on a heating pad.
I read a back strain takes a few weeks to heal, but after 4 months and little to no improvement I am at a complete loss.
Im writing this to see if anyone has any other ideas as to what I can do to help myself, or what could be wrong. I cant get injections due to where its located. I really just want to get well again so I can continue working as a welder. To be honest I am running out of patience and I cry a lot about this, I feel Im too young to have a completely messed up back!
If anyone can offer any guidance AT ALL I would love ya forever!
Sidenote: I am anemic and hypythyroid, I take iron and synthroid for these issues.