I am a 27 year old fit and healthy male and have been in chronic pain for the last three years starting on my right scapula. I am hurting constantly and need the community help to me find a cure. Every night I sleep with Ice-Hot for the last two years just to be able to sleep. At work I have to wear heat patches or ice my back. All these short term solutions are no longer effective. I am in pain no matter what I do and nothing can help ease the pain. The pain feels like a tight muscle grasping for air between both scapulas and spreading up and down
Since the age of 24 I have had pain in my right scapula that feels like a knot that won't go away. At the time I used to work out a lot and would always push through the pain.
I got frustrated and started going to acupuncture but it would only relieve the pain that day. I have done over 50 X sessions in the last three years.
I then decided to go see a pain management doctor who did and MRI and told me I had a bulge disk T 5-6. We did three different type of injections and no cure.
Next I saw a muscle massage deep tissue guy for 4-5 sessions and no results. He told me it might be my gallbladder so I did a scan, negative results and even did a colonoscopy to see if it was gut related. Nothing.
After about a year or two the pain has gotten so bad that icy hot and patches do not work. It even started to spread to my left scapula and now I have pain in both spots. As soon as I get any relief on one side it would spread to the other and I now have constant pain on both sides. I can't sit, eat, walk sleep or anything without dying from this pain.
No doctor seems to take me serious because I have a very muscular build.
Around March 2019. I stopped working out and decided to try physical therapy. I did 30 minute workouts for 4-6 months with one trainer and got no results, At this time I have not lifted a single weight since March 2019. With no help from this, I went to see an Orthopedic who didn't take me serious, he told me I had a winged right scapula and sent me to a different physical therapist whom I did consistent workouts with for another 4-6 months. During this time I have tried muscle relaxers, pills, turmeric, painkillers, you name it and nothing helps. The only thing that helps is drinking but not 100%. I went back to the doctor and he told me I have a damaged nerve and there was nothing he can do. He then suggested I do a nerve test but he found nothing and said that sometimes the tests don't work and he said I have to deal with my pain forever.
I asked him to do an MRI of my right scapula and they found nothing. All of this has been a complete waste of money and time.
Next I went to a family doctor who have me steroid shots on both scapula muscle but it only seemed to make the pain worse and I got 0 relied.
I am going crazy with the pain that wont go away. I have seen everybody I know and done physical therapy for over a year, I am crying with pain inside and it gets worse and worse.
Please share your thoughts and help me with this. No doctor believes my level of pain. I have stopped working out but I am dying inside.
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