hey everyone, I am starting a discussion because I need some guidence. I am a 26 year old healthy female but have been experiencing pain for over a year in my upper back in between right shoulder blade and spine. The pain is always lingering but every once in a while it will "strike up" with a stab so sharp that I usually scream or gasp very loud. This will happen 6-10 times daily. I first saw a chiropractor which made it worse. Then tried acupuncture, did nothing, followed by back specialist who got MRI of
my spine... he found nothing abnormal except for some slight tears in my t7 , t8, and t9 which he said should not be causing pain and to go see a shoulder specialist. Shoulder specialist gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder joint ? This did nothing. I take naproxen 500 2-3 times daily but still that doesn't help. My whole life has been effected by this, I cant run, the pain effects my sleeps, my relationships and overall well being.
do I see a neurologist? A pain specialist? Bone scan?? Ultra sound ?? I really appreciate any guidence here... also was contemplating Botox injections into that area , anyone have experience with doing that?
Thank you for listening,