Ive had upper back pain for years in one form or another, it started mostly between the shoulder blades. I would say that it came and went, mostly came, for the last 10-15 years but has gotten worse recently. I had a clean MRI in 2003 or 04, doc wasnt concerned.
Last year I noticed that it seems to extend lower now, more towards the middle of the back. Sometimes it gets very tight and sore right in the middle, and there is a small area of inflamation that is right next to spineon the right side. Sometimes this spot is sore to the touch, but definitely gets aggrivated when messed with. Massage seems to have the oposite effect, and it gets much more painful after rubbing. This tends to make the muscles in that area tight and sore.
Docs are reluctant to order another scan, and dont seem concerned.