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Costotransverse Joint Issue

Hello out there.

I was curious to know if anybody has any experience with a compressed costotransverse joint injury? I sustained this injury approximately two months ago after I lifted a heavy bag in my garage first thing in the morning. The injury is not showing much sign of improvement. I have been in physio therapy for a month now and I see my chiropractor regularly. I started accupunture recently and I'm about to give yoga a try. My physio routine is going well and I get through my excercises quite easily and problem free, however the injury site still wreaks havoc on my back throughout the day. Everyday I put up with a sharp, pinch-like feeling which leaves me uncomfortable and frusturated. Levels of pain vary from day to day. I stretch out my back several times a day which helps relieve the stiffness. Sitting in a vehicle makes me the most uncomfortable. I had x-rays come back negative but I am wondering if I should consider and MRI for further investigation. I am an arborist by trade and this injury has left me on modified work duities longer than I had anticipated and looks to stay that way until something improves. I'm only 34 years old and in good overall physical shape, however I do have a scoliosis condition that is likely making recovery more difficult. Because of this injury I find myself dealing with anxiety and increased levels of stress. My patience is growing thin and I am worried I won't return back to normal and my career will be compromised. 

Any advice or input would be appreciated.


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