I have chronic mid back pain (right side next to the spine) that radiates through my stomach right below my rib cage. The pain gets worst when I sit for long periods of time or bend over. My arms are also getting weak. It is also hard to pin point the exact spot because it seems more internal. There are times when I can push and there will be tenderness and pain. I have had several MRI's, X-rays, physical therapy, orthropedic care, chiropratic care, pain management etc.. and numerous of medication, nothing is showing up. For a while I was able to lay down and that would help but now nothing is helping and I'm losing my mind because the pain is getting worst.
The weakness in the arms typicially would be coming from compression on the ulna nerve in the neck and shoulder area (solved with strengthening/rehab). The midback pain may be a kidney issue (stones etc) especially since it is so internal. I would definately see a urologist asap. Hope you figure this out. T.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.