Left flank intercostal pain. Burning sensation radiating to upper abdomen. No help with muscle relaxers. Suggestions?
Hello Dr. Im having left flank intercostal pain. The pain feels like a burning sensation which can radiate to my left upper quadrant ( abdominal muscle) causing a spasm . My MD performed a 12 lead ekg , which looked great. noticed I was having active muscle spasms in his office, prescribed muscle relaxers and vicodin . again last night upon laying down I would have a burning pain which would get worse until unbearable and then I would stand up and the pain would go away after a couple of minutes. Originally the pain felt like a muscle was ripping apart from something. the started while sleeping on my side. Woke me up out of sound sleep.
Welcome to HCm,
It seems that you might have costo chondritis giving rise to this problem.
As your EKG is normal nothing to worry.
Apply some local analgesic cream.
If require take some pain relieving medicine.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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