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Chronic 8, 9 back pain. below right rib. deep pain close to spine. negative mri, abdominal ct, bone scan. urinalysis, cbc and cmp normal. now what?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer: A normal ct scan and urinalysis would pretty much rule out an underlying urological problem. A normal MRI and bone scan would tend to rule out a significant skeletal, spine or disc problem but not necessarily a muscular or some nerve-related problems. Would suggest evaluation by an orthopedic and/or pain specialist.
Dr. Behnam Myers
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
There are nerves that run below the margins of the ribs. Sometimes a selective nerve root block can help see if the pain is coming from that area. I suggest that you see a pain specialist.
Sep 30, 2013
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) in a male: Any history of kidney or lung disease? Do u have a cough? Did you have a ct of your chest? Or rib series xrays? Ever exposed to tb? Why bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

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