Hi all, I was hoping someone could help. I have had sporadic pain for the last 10 years in the muscles in between my shoulder blades. I also have degeneration at c5-6 and c6-7 levels. Now the last five months, the pain has increased to daily and my arms and legs (less often) get numb. I am considering ACDF surgery since all else has failed (PT, cteroids, traction, etc), but am worried that the surgery wont cure my pain in between the shoulders (which feels liek pressure coming through to my chest).
Can this pain in bet shoulder blades be caused from my discs? One chiro told me no, its a different area, but I dont trust them and am not seeing my dr for weeks. I also am terrified of the surgery and wonder if the anxiety can be causing the numbness. Thanks to any insight you can give.