How do you tell the difference between Nerve pain and Muscle Spasms?
I am hoping someone can tell me how you tell the difference between Nerve pain and Muscle Spasms.
After my C6-C7 ACDF I had a really bad pain in my left shoulder blade. My OS sent me to a PM doctor who did SNRB's and trigger point injections twice over a 2 week period. My pain only seemed to get worse so we stopped. Now the pain seems to be more of a burning pain across my whole upper to mid back and across both shoulder blades. The muscles are still sore but what is with the burning pain now? Is that a sign of nerve pain? Does anyone know if these pains eventually go away?
Since I am unable to take any types of strong medicine, I am having a real difficult time with this and can't stop myself from crying since I don't know how I can continue living this way.
Any responses would be appreciated.