I hurt my upper back almost 6years ago in the persian gulf by trying to swing my mobility bag up onto my back to carry it. It hurt like hell but i just let it go since I was in a war zone and i didn't want to complain about my back while people were getting blown up.
It seemed to ease up after a few weeks, but as the years went by it got worse. It started hurting when I did anything where I had to bend over like sweeping or washing dishes. At this point it just hurts all day every day. It feels like there is an elephant on my shoulders.It is a constant severe ache around my shoulder blades with frequent severe stabbing pains. I currently take naproxen, flexeril,and lortab but it barely even takes the edge off. The only relief I get is by taking hot baths but the pain returns as soon as I get out of the tub. I finally had an MRI and was excited to finally find out what was wrong but the results came back totally normal. I feel hopeless. I know I am not imagining I am in constant pain. I have a 2 year old son and can barely manage chasing him around. I feel bad because I hurt so much I can't even stand taking him to the playground for more than 5 minutes. I am terrified my doc won't renew my pain meds due to the MRI. even though they don't do much I can barely tolerate just being awake without them. What can cause such severe pain but not show up in an MRI? I am desperate to make the pain stop so I can live a normal life. I'm 28 but I feel 90. Any suggestions would be appreciated.