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back / shoulder pain

Hi ! my name is Sue I injured my back on Nov 1st it has been 6 months I am told it is soft tissue damage , near my scapula and my ribs are very tender it doesn't seem to be getting better , I was told today by my PT that he thinks it could be stressed related that I am slow to heal , I am currently recieving , Ultra sound therapy , laser therapy and Aqua .... this is a Worker's comp injury .... could being under stress really prevent me form healing or could my injury be that bad?? I am becoming very confused ....


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Are you seeing spinal specialists?

    What kind of testing did you have for doctor to say...soft tissue damage?

    My pain management/neurologist did EMG on me.....that was most revealing for me.

    When you feel confused with information, best place to go with questions is to the doctor. It might help to let doctor know what PT is saying, so doc has opportunity to give you explanation that makes sense to you.

    Good luck...and keep us posted!
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