Posted , 4 users are following.
Where to begin... I started getting left side chest pain about two years ago, which has progressed and developed into severe & longterm pain. My entire left rib cage seems to be effected, but the pain feels extremely deep. I can cause some pretty bad pain by leaning forward and arching my back. I've also noticed that my upper abdominal is very sore and painful to the touch at times. Unfortunately I am only 24 and already dealing with great amounts of pain. I can run long distance just fine and I don't get anything that seems like cardiac fatigue.
The pain ranges from 6-7 on a scale of 10 at all times. Sometimes it's extremely sharp, but most of the time is more chronic aching and burning.
The pain is so general (meaning I can exactly pinpoint it) so I've been taking shots in the dark as far as testing goes.
What I've had tested:
Echo, EKG, Stress test, 24-hr monitor. All came back normal
Endoscopy - Came back normal
Chest Xray an CT Scan - Normal
Pulmonologist reviewed CT - said nothing wrong with lungs
Blood work- Normal
Thorasic back MRI - Normal & no bulging discs
Back physical therapy - didnt work
Chiropractor - didnt work
Physical Therapist for ribs - in progress but not looking good
Other symptoms - constant muscle twitching throughout my body
I'm at a loss here guys.. And it's driving me insane. Without becoming too much of a hypochodriac, I was thinking these are potential things to test for:
Neck & Lower Back MRI
Other organs - Kidneys, Pancreas, etc?
0 likes, 6 replies