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Strange back/shoulder blade/lat pain.



  • MRI results are perfect...back to square 1

  • Im suffering from the same symptoms. My next instinct is to ask for an MRI. I have been religiously practicing proper posture and doing stretches exercises for forward head posture. I've seen 2 chiropractors, a physical therapist and my doctor with no luck. I've had an xray which showed a "scoliosis not even worth mentioning" but otherwise fine. This has been driving me nuts for about 4 months. Please update if you have any new info. Other than than the cracking, mine too feels muscular. Lots of tightness and soreness around my right shoulder blade/rhomboid. Perhaps I should look into dry needling.

    The 1 difference with me is that i have extremely commoñ cracking and crunching near the area of pain but the cracking itself is not painful so im not sure if theyre related. This has gone on for years without issues but seems to be more frequent lately. It tends to happen when straightening my back or neck.

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  • Could it just be stress induced? My work and personal life have gotten a lot more stressful over the last 2 years but I thought I was managing it...

  • "The 1 difference with me is that i have extremely commoñ cracking and
    crunching near the area of pain but the cracking itself is not painful
    so im not sure if theyre related. This has gone on for years without
    issues" my wife Katie's shoulder has crunched just the same for years and never caused pain or is currently associated. Her cracking is slightly above the pain point. As far as stress, absolutely partly to blame as Katie's job got significantly stressful prior to and while in pain. She's also practiced perfect posture as she is stuck at a desk all day long. She is getting a stand up desk to help her get some movement in at work and is diligent about getting up every hour and walking it out.. I personally believe there is legitimately something that has caused more and more people to suffer from this issue lately...I have 4 friends/family members that all suffer from the same ailment and 3 out of 4 started in July. Could very well be elevated stress levels and computer/cell phone posture but...who's to say there hasn't been a change in exposure to frequencies, not just our technological world but beyond. Or unstable atmospheric pressure? Hard telling what's up

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  • I should just quit my job... probably would feel 100x better! Also, heat seems to offer a lot of temporary relief, which is another reason I feel it's muscular/tension related.

  • Ive also seen similar symptoms on many other forums with different dates and i have yet to see a successful recovery post :(

  • If you've exhausted all other options: look into tension myositis syndrome. Its a little out there but if you've tried everything else, maybe that's the answer...

  • Yes I've seen a random amount of dates but alot correlating to this summer. It really comes down to a desk job epidemic

  • same type of pain I am having. Is the person who originally posted this still active. the pain characteristics are exactly same as mine, it is 100 percent similar? did the person find a solution

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