Well I guess I will start from the begining............I am 34yrs old and pretty healthy. A little over a month ago I began having mid back pain. I went to my family dr and he ordered blood work and an ultra sound of my abdomen. All of my blood work came back great. Kidney function was good, cholesteral levels great, cbc all normal. My ultrasound came back showing that I had mobile gallstones. My kidneys, liver and spleen all appeared normal. Now I had had gallbladder attacks in the recent past so I was not suprised. My dr prescribed me some pain meds and sent me to a surgen to have my gallbladder removed. Over the next 3 weeks the back pain continued. It is pretty much constant, I will occationally notice that I dont hurt but then shortly after I notice it returns. It is in the middle of my back on both sides. It does occationally move down to right under my rib cage but it is always on both sides. I had the surgery and shortly after returning home I noticed the back pain was still there. I called my surgen who had me go to the er, this was a week ago. In the er the ran more blood work and did another ultra sound and a ct scan and took a urine. Again all the blood work was normal. The ultra sound showed nothing abnormal and neither did the ct scan. There were a few white and red blood cells in my urine so they said MAYBE I was starting a uti and put me on cipro for 5 days and sent it our for a culture. I know at the hosp they had a uroligist look at my bloodwork, urine and ct scan and he said there were no stones and my back pain was not caused by anything from a urilogical stand point. the urine culture came back saying that there was >100,000 which mean it was negative. I made the decision to go to a ciropractor/physical therapist. After speaking to the dr he did an xray of my back and said that there was "Wear and tear" in the area where the pain was. He said it was mild ostioarthritis. He also said the it should respond to a couple of treatments I have since had 1 treatment. I have been on pain meds(vicadin) for the past month and have also tried Naproxen. The vicadin does take the pain away. The Naproxen does nothing. I am so frustrated with this. The pain is not getting any better. I dont know where to go from here. Do I go back to my family dr? Do I continue with the pysical therapy? Should I notice a difference after 1 treatment. this is effecting all aspects of my life and I am getting very depressed and I cry almost everyday. I dont know what to do. Does this sound like arthritis or something else. This is my fear that it is something else that they are missing. If it were my kidneys would it show up in the bloodwork or could something be hiding. Any advice would be great.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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