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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for pain in the spine

I have had pain in the on the left side of my spine in the thoracic area (around T6 amd T7) for three weeks now. Over the past week the pain seems to have shifted to include my left ribs under my breast. It sometimes feels itchy and painful, if that makes any sense. The pain does not seem to be eased by any over the counter meds such as naproxen, ibuprofen or tylenol. Additionally, Vicodin and Flexeroll do not really work either (they minimize the pain, but do not get rid of it). Its getting to the point where at night I am on the verge of tears because it hurts to sit up, walk around or even lie down.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
Your pain seems to be bad enough to see a specialist - Physiatrist or a spine surgeon for possible need of imaging and management. Though it may be an innocuous problem, but it may also be a tumor or infection.
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