A Step Back

Robert has had continual back pain for several days. He’s afraid it is a spinal abscess returning. Although I have read that they can recur, we are hoping that’s not what it is. Let’s rule out a muscular problem. He’s had a sonogram to rule out his gallbladder, x-rays found nothing and all blood tests came back negative for anything out of the ordinary.

Today he was seen by a doctor who thinks it may be some kind of muscular strain by the ribs. He is happy with her diagnosis for the time being, feels a little better today and wants to wait and see for a few days.