I've been having constant, increasingly severe nocturnal thoracic back pain radiating around to the ribs for a few months, with it becoming progressively more severe. The pain goes away during the day, but I can still feel "something" if I bend forward at the waist. I had a thoracic MRI without contrast and there was nothing remarkable. Blood work was ok, normal except for a very low hematocrit and hyponatremia. I have tried chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage. The chiropractor said I had "excellent" posture and I am very active. There is no history of injury.
I'm rapidly approaching the end of my rope- waking up in 10/10 pain every single night after just a couple of hours in bed. NSAIDS and muscle relaxers don't help.
Does anyone have any ideas? Will an MRI without contrast miss anything?