I'm a 24 year old female, and I had a spinal fusion with Harrington rod from T1-T12 in 2004. I had a severe thoracic curvature. I went in to surgery at 5'5 and came out at 5'8. I'm now six feet tall and believe maybe the surgery was done too soon and that is why my upper back/neck/shoulder muscles are pulling so tight.Anyway, in 2010 I started having constant neck and shoulder pain. My shoulder is always in knots and the tension is so severe I have a migraine 5 days per week. I've seen a neurologist, muscle doctor, my surgeon, orthopedic doctors, pain doctors, rheumatologist, and attend physical therapy 2x a week since 2011. The pain in my upper back/neck/shoulders is almost blinding and I would do anything to make it stop. I'm looking for anyone out there that can relate or possible give a word of advice.
Doctors tell me.. I don't know. After multiple MRIs, X-rays, and other tests. I've never had an answer to this problem. I've been out of work for 7 months and find my quality of life to be extremely poor.
I use anti inflammatory medicine, muscle relaxers, migraine medicine, (have tried every migraine preventative pill), pain medicine, physical therapy, heat, and ice.
I have tried acupuncture, massage, TENZ, craniosacral therapy, and many type of medicines that treat fibromyalgia with no help.
At this point I don't know what to do, and no one has an answer for me. If anyone has any advice I would love to hear from you. Thanks a lot!