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I need some answers. I've been in left side back pain and full abdominal pain for almost 2 months. Went to ER, found out that I have gallstones. I got them removed on Monday. My abdominal pain has stopped but my left side back pain is still there. I can pinpoint this pain perfectly. And when I hit the spot it radiates to my neck and ribs. The spot is in my left shoulder almost under my armpit. I've had blood work done so many times and everything is normal. I've had 3 ultrasounds, 2 xrays, and one CT. All has been normal. I've had about 4-6 doctors tell me that it's a muscular/skeletal problem. Now that my gallbladder is out I don't notice the pain at any specific time of the day. I have been naseated but that's only been since sirgery.But the pain won't go away! And I can't stand it! Advice? I'm waiting for a referral to a specialist.

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    Doctors are people just like us and each is possible of making mistakes. The thing that rings in my mind is the surgery that was recommended and I did not get. I ended up seeing a chiropractor who helped me and he helped me. I, too, have recidual issues so I am going to keep going until I have an answer. I think I have been able to narrow it down to one of 2 or 3 things. One of which can be helped my a simple supplement.
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      My better half had a back problem that got worse when they moved her off the operating tabl while she was asleep. (Perhaps you should consider some physical therapy when you are able. They can use presure points, ice, heat, (the stretch table once your gall bladder heals or just pulls your legs to releave presure if you have a pinched nerve. Another option is to hang from a door (once you have healed enough) If that's not it perhaps you have gas trapped (air bubbles) which is very common after an operation. You have to move around (walk) and use your breathing tool to excercise your lungs for a few days. The only other thing I can think of (not being a doctor or nurse) is some more healing has to take place. Give it time. Hopefully ther ei sno infection. How is the white blood cell count and inflammation rate? Sitting still after an operation is the enemy. And check with your doctor about my suggestions before you do any.
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      Good advice. I remember my mother hanging from a door when she had a back problem. She was quite a big woman, but the door remained intact!!

      Sarah

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