muscle spasms around ribs?
I have what the drs think are severe muscle spasms from my back pain. They are killing me! The majority of my damage is in my lumbar spine, and I just found out I have degenerative facet joints on L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1, but I have a lot of pain around my bottom left rib. It feels like someone is stabbing me there. I can't stand it! Anyone experience this? What can I do? I try heat, creams, baths, massage, and TENS....nothing helps. I think I will loose my mind if it doesn't stop! AH!
5/02 onset of low back pain
11/02 physical therapy, pain same
5/03 physical therapy, discharged, not effective
7/03 lumbar MRI, disc protrusion L5-S1, annular disc tear
8/03 chiropractor, physical therapy, pain worse
10/03 MRI thoracic spine, 2 small hemangiomas, trace fluid on lungs
11/03 tested for Lupus, negative
11/03 orhtopedic surgeon, canidate for future artificial disc replacement surgery when approved