Hello im new to the forum but o so familiar with pain. I need ur help figuring this out because I cant find a doctor that can. I used to Manually pack semi truck trailers with food for a local food company. I notice a very slowly increasing pain in my back between my shoulder blades over a period for about a month. I would come home and my wife with "pop" my back and I would feel 100% better. But the pain would return during work everyday until one day I couldn't take it any longer and went to the doctor. The dr. said that i had strained it and gave me pain meds and 2 weeks off w/ physical therapy. The pt seemed to help and i was very close to being pain free. I returned to work after 2 weeks and the pain was back. So I went back, they sent me out for a mri of my middle back, They said all I have is a disc that was slightly disc degenerative. But they didnt think that was the cause of my pain. I went thru 3 months of pt and 2 months of work conditioning. This helped some but I never felt better than 60%. I return to work in a different position as a diesel tech. The pain was still there. it was right between my shoulder blades It gets "aggravated" thru out the day. The pain has progressed to my low back/ butt and my neck. I never know were its going to hurt the next day. One day my mid back will be fine and its the low back hurting or any other combination u can think of the three. Ive had neck mri and lower back mri. Nothing found. My muscules in my back seem tight all the time and were my pain is the muscule is stiff there too. I ve had 2 of 3 nerve blocks done and had very little results from that. I would the describe the pain as deep, dull, "tired muscule", over worked feeling. Even when i havent worked at all. My low back is full of pain in the mornings. The pain in my back Stays along the muscules all the way down with in 3 inches to the left or right of the spine. The pain gets worse by leaning forward for more than a couple of minutes or having my head tilted down with increase my pain. I can lift anything heavy without knowing im going to be in pain the next day. Someone pleae help ive been going thru this for 3 years now any advice would help. Ive seen neurologist, back surgeons, pt.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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