My husband injured his neck/back in February doing a forward roll at BB. Although he knew he had hurt something straightaway his pain only started about a week later with a slight ache between his shoulder blades. The GP gave him muscle relaxants etc but the pain continued to get worse. Other symptoms included pins and needles in his hands, tired legs (flu like, almost as if he has run a marathon). He went privately to physio and also to a chiropracter who all assured him that it was a muscle problem and would mend in time. 6 months down the line and his symptoms have got worse to the extent that he has had to give up all exercise which he enjoyed (particularly cycling), and he is unable to do anything around the house. The pain is there 24/7 and he struggles at work, waiting to get home where he then goes to bed with a hot water bottle. He is an HGV driver which probably doesnt help the whole situation.
The chiropracter recommended he attend a private hospital where he had an MRI done which came back clear (no herniated discs, stenosis etc) just normal wear and tear for a man of his age (42). He is now waiting to see the orthopaedic dept in our local hospital in a few weeks. Physio and chiropracter, heat and spa baths have not helped. His sleep was disturbed so gp prescribed gabapantin which is helping with the sleep (takes 1 at night before bed) but not much pain relief.
Could MRI have missed something??? Should muscle problems not also show up on MRI??? the 2 joints where he feels pain when pressed are T3 and T4.... however pain is much deeper and constant. Strangely he also has full movement of all joints.... Anyone suffer anything similar or could help???? please advise as life is difficult at the moment (if indeed u could call it life????)