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Severe pain under left & right shoulder blade area

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  • Posted By: dlloyd
  • October 25, 2013
  • 02:22 PM

I am 22 years old. 5'10 175lbs. I have been dealing with chronic back pain for 5 years now. I have seen many doctors; neurosurgeons, orthopedics, chiropractors, massage therapist, sports medicine doctors. I have had epidural, facet, & nerve block injections at T5-T-7 area with no relief at all. Recently I have been seeing a sports medicine doctor who diagnosed me with myofascial pain. He tried numerous lidocaine injections in the muscles that are very tight spasms. Again, no relief. He has given up on the injections and ordered physical therapy. My pain is non stop and gets a lot worse when I am using my arms and when I am sitting down. I am also experiencing a great amount of cracking, popping, and catching sound when I roll my left shoulder. In 2010 a MRI shown a torn labrum in my left shoulder. Maybe this could be causing the pain?? I am in the process of getting approval of an MRI w/ contrast of the left shoulder. Every doctor I have seen so far has run out of answers for me. Please help me, anything is greatly appreciated.

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