• AshleyS AshleyS
    December 24, 2011
    Severe pain in left rib cage
    AshleyS AshleyS
    December 24, 2011

    I'm experiencing a severe pain in my left side under the rib cage. The pain has lasted for 16 days and has gotten consistently worse each day. I have been to multiple doctors and had many tests. First they checked for kidney stones/infection, but the CT scan, X-rays, and bloodwork/urine tests came back clean. Because the pain is so severe, I was then X-rayed for broken ribs, and none were found. The bloodwork for inflammatory diseases also came back negative.

    I have an appointment with a chiropractor after the Christmas holiday to check for a pinched nerve, but because of the severity of the pain, I do not think I can wait. I'm currently taking 5 mg Lortab and two Aleve every four hours (which give me very little relief). There are no other symptoms, and prior to this pain I exerienced no injury or other illness.  I'd really appreciate any advice or thoughts. Thank you.

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