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Burning pain between my shoulder blades

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  • Posted By: kanamartin
  • February 12, 2007
  • 11:59 PM

For about a year now I've been having this burning pain in between my shoulder blades, upperback, and right shoulder. Earlier this year I had an intramuscular lipoma removed from the right side of my neck, it extended from the right side of my neck into my shoulderblade. Evidently, the lipoma was pressed up against the nerves in the back of my neck which was causing me pain. Now the tumor is gone but the pain is still here. My lymph nodes in the side of my neck are also swollen. My thyroid is also enlarged. I have been tested for Lupus and AIDS. Osteoperosis and Ruemetid Arthritus. Blood test shows nothing. Sometimes I will break out into sweats and my muscles will twitch sometimes. I've been to a neurologist and they say that they detect no nerve damage, but I also have sciatica. I had a back x-ray that shows slight scoliosis and an MRI that showed a norrowing of my spinal cord but they say that could not be causing my pain. I get pains in the right side of my head. the side of my neck is stiff and hurts. the whole right side of my body is messed up and nobody knows why. I feel like I may not live much longer and I'm only 27 years old. My whole life has come to a stand still and my children wonders why mommy can't play anymore. Please help me.

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  • I have a lot of the same stuff going on, scoliosis, undiagnosable pain, etc. I have found that working on my posture, making sure that my anterior (front/stomach) muscles are doing their fair share in supporting my spine, strengthening the trunk muscles with gentle exercises in a pool, under the supervision of a physical therapist. I also get a lot of relief from deep muscle massage therapy; that costs money, and the insurance doesn't cover it. In any event, good luck! Twenty-seven years from now you'll look back and say, wow, that came out better than I thought it would!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 11:24 PM
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  • I have burning back pain especially when standing in one place or sitting in one place for awhile. I have slight scolosis, lordoris, DDD, Osteoarthritis, Sciatiac, bone spurs etc.. The only thing they tell me to do is to get back shots which are worse on bones. ALso to lose weight. I have gained (because I quit smoking 10 months ago) since I have been told I have COPD w empshyea, Asthma and allergies now as I get older. I am 42 and falling apart. Plus I hurt all the time. Neck gets stuck when turning sometimes but gets better etc..Let me know if anyone knows of any tricks to NO PAIN W/O Medicines. I hate taking meds. Thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 02:07 AM
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  • Please try acupuncture. It is wonderful for pain. A lot of insurance will cover this now - please look into it. Also, you may try chiropractic. There's no quick fix or magic pill, but if you try acupuncture for at least 4-6 times, most people feel a real and lasting difference! I first became an acupuncturist when I had sciatica and was in severe pain. I had two treatments and the pain was GONE, completely! It realy can help.Visit www.acufinder.com for info. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 06:06 AM
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  • I have the same thing and I'm still trying to figure this out. But I started to take apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons mixed with equal amounts of water. Take this 3 times a day and hopefully the pain will decrease. Mine did, then I stopped taking it and it came back. Make sure it's apple cider and organic and raw. Just try it!! I was doing cartwheels. Now I have to figure out what exactly the pain comes from.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 23, 2010
    • 06:05 AM
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  • I'm looking for answers myself. I have the same thing going on. The burning is in my shoulders and upper back. Sometimes it stops me in my tracks:( The doctor put me on GABAPENTIN 100MG. It worked right away for about two weeks. Now the pain is back. I'm having a MRI on monday. I work on towers for a living, but don't know how much longer I can keep going:( If anyone knows whats going on. . . Please feel free to help. . .
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