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burning between lower part of shoulder blades

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I feel like I am falling apart these days! I had a microdiscectomy on L5-S1 3 months ago and having residual problems in legs, but now I am also getting a ton of burning type pain between my shoulder blades, lower part. It is right in the middle. I had an MRI done last week which did show:

cervical spine at C5-6 there is a loss of disk height and signal intensity with endplate and uncovertebral osteophyte formation resulting in moderate to severe degree of bilateral foraminal stenosis.

I was told though this shouldn't really be causing me any issues. I think that is strange as isn't that where my pain is or is that in the thoracic region?? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


  • Out of curiosity, did they check you for winging scapula?

  • i also had low back surgery in 1998 since 2000 i have had terrible mid back problems just as you describe been on pain meds since. mri shows nothing but i beg to differ
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    can be related to deep muscle problems. From the mid to upper back the Rhomboid muscle is one that can cause a lot of problems. It is a difficult muscle to injure since it is so deep and many times its associated with thoracic problems.
    At this point, I would discuss all of this with your doctor, see what they think should be done. I wouldn't try any special home techniques for exercising except for
    moist warm heat. See if that gives you any relief.
    Generally C5/C6/C7 areas give you more arm and hand related problems. But that is only from a textbook and does not mean it is reality.

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  • I also have a l5-s1 problems and also get the burning pain in the upper back i've been told it's muscle pain from spasms and using the upper back to compensate for the lower back problems.
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