About me: 25 yrs old. Started when I was 22. 5' 8'' about 165 pds. Not very active because I'll dread it the next day. I work in a office 7 hours a day. I stand up and stretch every 30 min. Don't drink and do smoke some. Taking Tramadol for pain (helps with legs only)
I started having pain about 2 1/2 years ago. It has always been on the right side of my back from my shoulder to my waist (pant line). It's a constant burning sensation that I have that when it gets sooo bad it starts hurting. Rest use to help but now I almost dread going to bed because I just can't find a comfortable position. Therefore, I am up most of the night. This is causing major work problems for me, luckily my boss is very understanding. Which by the way he is a Chiropractor. He adjusts me almost every other day. It helps a few hours but then the pain comes right back (burning never stops). About a year ago I started having leg pain. Started with my left leg and now it is both. As soon as I wake up when I do end up resting, my legs are hurting. It's like a aching dull pain. Feels like its deep inside my calves. My right arm every now and then goes numb for minutes at a time between 1-3 days. It's horrible. I had an MRI done in Jan. 2012 in my lumbar area because the doctor thought that my problem was there. I figured he knew more than I did. Turns out that I have a bulging disc at L4 L5 and S1 but I don't think that that causing the pain in burning on my shoulders. I mean sometimes my hips/waist hurts but that hurt is different from what I feel up top. I can tell the pain is because I picked up something slightly heavy (nephews) or just normal stuff and the pain goes away within a day or two max. The area that burns the most (according to my chiro) is T6-T12. But again, its only on my right side and sometimes not often at all does it hurt on both sides.
I would appreciate any help or websites I can go to to see what I options I have. I am at my end here since I've seen so many Dr's and no one can tell me anything useful. Please help me.