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Aches and pains becoming a problem

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  • Posted By: wilsoa3
  • November 24, 2008
  • 09:32 PM

I have been suffering with pain in my neck/right shoulder blade and thoracic muscle for the past 4 months. It started with my neck and i was unable to touch my chin to my chest and tilt my head back. After a while my right shoulder blade started to hurt - its hard to describe where it hurts but its the muscle between the blade and spine -its sore to touch, can feel like a throbbing/stabbing pain and at night especially in bed its like a dull ache - i even wake up stiff in the morning (and during the night) with stiffness on my right shoulder and down my upper arm (probably because i lie on that side!). Some of these symptoms have developed over the past few 4 weeks. X ray and bloods have come back normal although on blood test did show raised inflammatory markers which i was told just proved that i had pain. I was give tramadol (uk name) and have now added in an anti inflammatory. Physio sessions have been of little help. It kind of feels that i am being dismissed because all tests i have had so far have come back normal. I am only 28 (female). I do working with computers but and ergonimcally aware of how to sit etc. Neck pain has now subsided but i feel tired and seem to have less energy than i should. Surly its not normal to eperience pain like this for 4 months - any suggestions would be grateful

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  • sounds to me like your computer causing the problem, I get the same thing really bad neck and shoulder pain when I've been on mine for only an hour or so, so tend to not be on it for long periods. It's a lot to do with posture and repetative strain particularly if the chairs not very good and giving you the correct support. I keep saying I've got to get a new computer chair - you can get some really good ones costly though might be worth it. I also :) see a chiropractor who's really good.
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 11:07 PM
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  • Please try acupuncture - it works wonders!Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 05:13 AM
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