- CASE FILE
Stabbing/Aching pain in the right flank side along psoas muscle area when I eat. Has been occurring since 2008.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
In 2008 I had gastric bypass surgery. It required an open revision in early 2009. Since then I have suffered from lower back pain, on the right side which occurs as soon as I begin eating. The pain also flairs up randomly, at times, for no apparent reason and not triggered by eating. Leaving me in pain and unable to do more than lay on the floor, for days at a time and wait for it to dissipate. I've had follow through studies. MRI's, endoscopy, gallbladder removed, micro disc ectomy, spinal decompression and trigger point injections. I've never been given an answer, as to why eating triggers the pain in that area. For close to 10 years it was being treated as back pain. Which I'm sure I had but it, doesn't explain why eating, causes me pain. The only treatment was to mask pain with narcotics, which isn't a solution and only created another issue of addiction to pain killers. I'm tired of dealing with this and having it slowly chip away at me and destroy my life. All I want is an answer. Honestly, at this point if a creature popped out of my back, like in the Alien movie, I would be less surprised and more relieved to finally have an answer.