I have read similar topics to my own. Feels like a sad story for me. I have severe pain in between my shoulder blades on my thoracic region of my back. This pain sometimes radiates to my neck and lower back region also. I have had this pain nearly 7 months now but it has became unbearable in the last 2 months. The first time I had the pain I was physically moving something in a pushing manner and felt what could be described as a water balloon filled with warm water exploding in my upper back between lower shoulder blade area. At the time it was not that terrible of a pain. But thru my job as a assembly tech for an automotive plant, I have aggravated the pain and at times the pain becomes more than unbearable. 9/10 on pain scale. The pain when triggered feels as if a baseball sized swelling in that region is being stabbed every few seconds. This can be brought on by doing something as simple as a sink of dishes, or thru phys ther as simple as lifting 2 lb weights in different motions that effect that region of the back. (lifting them while lying on stomach to infront of my head or on my sides) I have had MRI's taken of cervix thoracic and lumbar regions all resulting in normal findings with nothing added. Like others I went thru physical therapy, chiropractor visits and everything else before my insurance would honor the MRIs and I was convinced the results would come up that I should not be able to even walk without crying!!! To my surprise nothing was found. Being only 23 years old Im very scared that Ive now put doubt in my doctors eyes of my pain and will not be given anything for the pain after yesterdays visit. I was put on Percocet, Flexeril, Mobic and Predisone after my failure to find help with motrin and ultram. The meds they put me on now do not take the pain away but dull it enough to make it thru a day. They now have me going to an acupuncture therapist and am convinced it is a muscular issue. Can someone help me or has anyone else been diagnosed with the same issue? Adding the doctor has now explained to me I will need to return to work within 2 weeks because they cannot find reason for me not to be able to work as I said my job is physically demanding 8 hours of the work day. Lifting up to 35lb parts 700 times a day, Im very scared this could cause further long term damage.
Tue, 09/22/2009 - 5:32pm#1
MRI Normal, Pain in thoracic, between lower part of shoulderblades