If you do not have this surging pain / burning associated with the following symptoms;
urinary symptoms; burning, increased frequency
increased pain associated with the meals / specific food.
loss of appetite
change in bowel habits.
persistent or off and on diarrhea.
this is unlikely to be due to abdominal viscera and abdominal wall can be responsible for this pain. A chronic pain / burning with just occasional diarrhea (which is likely due to irritable bowel syndrome / IBS) and with a curvature of spine is most likely due to pinched nerves in the back. ACNES (abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome) can be a possibility and the diagnosis can be confirmed by the subcutaneous infiltration of the local anesthetic like xylocaine. If the pain disappears completely, this substantiates the diagnosis. Abdominal wall pain can occur from nerve entrapment syndrome, irritation of intercostal nerve roots, anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment, rib-tip syndrome, myofascial pain and trigger points. Your doctor should consider these abdominal wall problems for your pain (especially in the absence of the visceral symptoms and medical imaging not revealing anything significant). I do agree, though, that a CT scan or MRI of the abdomen and spine would be the next step of evaluation. An ultrasound, HIDA scan (for gall bladder functions) blood tests for kidneys, pancreas and liver too would be recommended.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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