I have had issues with my left rib for years, I've gotten so many xrays and stuff and no one can figure it out. I'm on the methadone clinic and have been decreasing my dose and am now feeling alot more pain. It's constantly swollen, I can't lay on that side cuz I feel pain and that my bones are weak. I am really getting worried cuz it's causing alot of discomfort. My Dr. felt it and said that I had trama to my ribas at some point and that they go out now instaed of down and that there is nothing that can be done. I don't believe that because I would hav eremembered trama to my ribs and I'VE GOTTEN X-RAYS! I also have chest pain alot of cramps in my hands. I am only 28 years old and I found out a year ago that I have digenerative disc disorder and some buldging discs. This year I just got another MRI and I have arthritus, the DDD has gotten worse, ruptured discs, and a narowing spine. I wonder if this has anything to do with it. Does anyone have anyideas about this? or any referrals to a good DR. for ribs/stomach in the North Shore, MA area?