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Pain since October 2019

HI I am new to this Forum and hoping to see how others navigate through pain.  I started experiencing pain in October 2019 in my mid area of my back between my shoulder blades.  I went to Urgent care because I could't breath with the pain. X rays done basically wear and tear and degenerative disease.  Tried acupuncture which worked briefly, advil which works, yoga didn't and massages do temoproarily.  Went to a sports medicine dr a few weeks ago and now doing PT.  Some days I feel slight improvement, others not at all and worse.  Is this normal?  Additionally, pain is worse at night when laying down or sitting when I am sedentary.  I don't know what else to do except finish the PT but some mornings like today I feel crippled .  Anyone experience this sort of pattern of pain?  

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  • Welcome jsimmons1 we’re glad you’re here!

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    Here’s a great article about upper back pain on Spine-health that you might want to check out: All About Upper Back Pain. The article reviews the most common causes of upper back painsymptoms, and treatments. It has a lot of practical information that you might find helpful.

    Again, welcome to the Veritas Health Forum.

    Chip 

    Veritas Health Forum Moderator

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 4,568

    jsimmons1

    If it were me, I would go thru with PT. It can be very beneficial and helpful.
    Keep us posted on your progress.

    Sandra
    Veritas Health Forum Moderator

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  • So sorry for your pain. If it were me, I would also do an MRI to ensure that nothing else is going on there. X-ray only deal with the bony structure of the spine.

  • jbowerjbower wisconsin Posts: 173

    Welcome to my life. I've been trying to find relief over the last couple years.  You'll find out most doctors stay away from thoracic issues.  I would get an MRI and go from there.  I've tried everything and nothing has provided relief.

  • Thank you everyone for the feedback.  I appreciate all of your shares and it is nice to know i am not alone in this weird painful place at times.  I am sorry for your pain(s) also.  Back pain just sucks.  I never understood it.

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