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I've been to different doctors for a lot of pain in the middle and upper part of my back - sometimes lower back too. My legs hurt when I walk and sometimes my feet are numb. My shoulders hurt and I feel all tight and it feels like I can't get a good breath, like someone is sitting on me and squeezing all the air out of me. It seems to be coming from a certain spot in my back - right in the middle. If I press on it, I get pain in other places and it hurts for a long time after that.
Anyways, I've been to different doctors and all they can tell me is that I have GERD. Does that make it hurt like that? I've been sent to PT but don't know the cause of the pain. Will the PT help when I don't know what it is or should I find a back doctor to go to? What kind of doctor actually looks at the back and spine?
I've been to a rheumatologist (he sent me to PT) and a gastroenterologist (for pain in my abdomen - he did tests and said I have GERD. I told him my back hurt and he sent me to a physical medicine/rehab doctor who didn't do any tests but sent me to PT again). I don't know what to do next or who to see. I'm getting tired of going to doctors and getting the run around.
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