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Thoracic pain, scapula, cracking sound?

Hey I'm Selatin from Belgium 22 years old,

Last year October 2012 I had a subluxation on my left shoulder because of bad form on bench press. I stopped benching and went to another exercise (bent over rows) when I did them I felt some kind of pain in my upper back near my scapula. I immediately stopped exercising. If that wasn't worse enough when going home some drunk hit us in the back of our car which wasn't hard but might have added to the problem of my upper back.

Since that day my upper back has been making cracking noises painful in the beginning, pain degraded throughout time. Had X ray, echo, physio and MRI done on shoulder nothing wrong, the results where normal no tears nothing. Up on this day it still makes these cracking noises and you can feel something swollen if you press it hard enough it radiates pain to my shoulder. I think this 'thing' is causing all the problems in my left upper back.

I haven't lifted weights from January 12 till July 27th. Doing body weight exercises after almost 3 months of no problems my right upper back also began making these cracking noises but this time the pain was more at the rhomboid area. The doc told me to take anti inflammatory. It's still making these cracking noises almost 2 weeks later. I think this one is because of tight pecs and shoulders rolled inwards which cause the rhomboid to pull everything straight which is impossible making it weak and easy to overload my neck and trapezius are also tight.

Problem is nobody is really taking me serious not even my parents. I keep looking for possible answers but it's hard to find maybe someone here had something similar or know something about it/can make a diagnose of the information given above

Thanks in advance :)


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    edited 10/24/2013 - 9:34 AM
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