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severe back pain all the way down my spine especially near my ribs

aqua020aaqua020 Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in New Member Introductions
i have had severe back pain for a year now. its been chronic. ive had an mri of my thoraic spine and neck but the only thing they reorted on it was disc protrustions that shouldnt be the cause of pain. i also had a bone scan and bone density that came back normal. went to a neurologist normal. brain scan normal. i am now waiting to see a pain specialist and an orthopedic. i have been to the chiro numerous times but everytime i go my spine readjusts and pops and cracks, the adjustment doesnt hold. i feel alot of pressure on my spine and i will try to crack my back on tennis balls to relieve some pressure. what is causing this stiffness pressure and constant cracking down my spine? just before it cracks i feel a pressure and it is constanty. what could be wrong? im so confused i dont know of anyone that has pain so bad that there spine needs to crack over and over even when stretching and bending?


  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :) we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry to hear you are having chronic pain! don't give up on a diagnosis! you know the pain is real. :T perhaps the future doctors will be of help to you. i don't have your problem but we do have pain in common. good luck as you search! Jenny :)
  • i also have to keep cracking my back. the pressure builds up as the day goes on and i feel like my back is gonna snap. the pain and pressure is right across my back in line with my bra. i have put this down to my scheuermanns. i crack my back by lying on the floor on my back with knees bent and just do gentle pelvic tilt exercises. i am glad to hear that someone else has to do this. was beginning to think i was weird. hope u fine out whats wrong soon, and u should mention to ur doc that u have to keep cracking. i will as well see what he makes of that, strange never thought to tell him before. good luck
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