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Cancer? Nerve Damage? they have no idea!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 18, 2006
  • 07:47 AM

I have gone to two doctors for this already and nobody seems to know what is wrong. I've had gradual pain on a particular part of my spine (just about the center), along my right shoulder blade--particulary near my arm, and on my chest. Lately the pain has gotten increasingly worse and has spread to my right armpit and upper arm/shoulder. The pain feels like a burn, and sometimes a tingling, almost like a crawling sensation. (it sounds more disgusting than it actually is :)) The last doctor I went to felt my back and examined me and looked at my films, said he found nothing but a rough spot on the surface of my shoulder blade. He said it could be a number of things, including a benign nerve tumor, nerve damage, or even cancer but wasn't sure, so had me start physical therapy. Has anyone else had these symptoms? could anyone at least point me in the right direction or tell me what to do next? should I go to a third doctor?

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