I am a 20 year old active athlete and I have been dealing with very bad back pain in my thoracic spine for 6+ months now. The pain has always somewhat been there but I noticed that it got really bad after a baseball swing about 3-4 months ago. I went to physical therapy for 2 months and it did not help me at all. I went and got an mri on my thoracic spine and an x-ray before that and both showed pretty much nothing. Ever since I have been seeing a chiropractor because the other doctor couldn't figure out what it could be. My back will hurt me all day long even standing, sitting or even laying down. I am currently taking meloxicam and muscle relaxers use heat and ice and nothing seems to get rid of the pain. It is on my left side only across from my ribs. When twisting to the left side I get an excruciating sharp pain in that area also when I reach to the left side. The pain can sometimes radiate to underneath my left shoulder blade and I also get bad neck pain and headaches. My back has felt extremely weak and I am getting muscle instability in my left side, have trouble walking sometimes and my legs will feel weak walking up and down stairs almost feel like they're going to give out. The chiropractor said that he thinks I tore a bunch of muscles and ligaments in my thoracic spine and the facet joint is extremely irritated. He also said that my back was very stiff and inflamed in that area. Ive been to him about 4-5 times and done some work with him and nothing seems to help either and I am unsure what to do next. Would surgery be possibly needed? Any thoughts of what it could be or what I should do next?