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Really annoying upper back pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,000
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hey Everybody,

For the past 6 months I have been experiencing really bad pains in my upper back, between my left shoulder blade and spine. It feels like there is almost a "bubble" where the pain persists. I have went to a chiropractor many times and still it has not helped at all. I am only 16 years old, and it's getting to a point where it's effecting me during school. I can stretch my neck and that usually temporarily relieves the pain, but then within 10 minutes it comes back.

I do not have pain that shoots down my arms what-so-ever. But the pain that I experience starts at this "bubble" between my left shoulder blade and my spine and sometimes goes all the way up to my neck. I have no idea what is wrong and I haven't injured myself in a long time so I do not think that it is an issue. Pain relievers such as tylenol, advil, and excedrin do not even touch the pain and I almost am taking them constantly every day to make the pain decrease.

Thanks for any suggestions or comments, and they are well appreciated!



  • Have you tried going to physiotherapy? It sounds like you have a major "trigger point" there'; it presents as a persistent lump, and often takes a fair bit of manual therapy to get rid of it. If it carries on, trigger point injections by a doctor can often help, too.

    Out of curiosity, so you hold your phone/cell phone with your left hand? I just got myself a headset, which has decreased that pain by about 75%.

    Good luck, and keep us posted. If it IS a spasm or trigger point, you may find it doesn't get better until someone works on it.

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