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Muscle pain for over 2 years, please help.

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  • Posted By: chee27
  • April 11, 2011
  • 02:38 AM

Hi there,
I am looking for any input on my situation as I have had no luck so far with my doctors.
2 years ago I developed pain in the left side of my chest, right above my heart. It would hurt when I applied pressure to it or breathed in deeply. I went to my doctor and she told me it was costcochondritis and that it should go away on it's own. It did not go away for a whole year, so she told me I may benefit seeing a chiropractor as it may be a mechanical problem. I went for treatments with my chiropractor and she did not fix the problem at all, in fact, I now have pain in my arm, shoulder, and upper back (all on the left side). I recently went back to my family doctor and she told me my trapezius muscle has spasms and is very stiff, when pressure is applied to the muscle and any left part of my upper back or upper area of my spine, I feel bruised and in pain, and I can feel the muscle twitching. I have been experiencing this pain for a long time and am not sure what to do, I have been to 3 different doctors, including my family doc, and they all do not know what this is. I have gone through testings and scans and found nothing. This is affecting my life as I find it hard to sleep at night and sit for long periods of time, I am constantly cracking my arm and stretching to find some relief in pain. Although I am active, I feel very weak physically and sore constantly.
Please Help.:(

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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Of course I am making an educated guess based on your symptoms but I would believe that you have a neck issue. My advise would be to go see an orthopedic doctor that specializes in the spine. In the mean time, consider anti-inflammatory medication, and apply ice (no heat) to your neck 10 minutes at a time a few times a day. Also, really watch any postures or positions that may aggravate your symptoms. Hope this helps. Good luck. ~JTrempe PT, ATC http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com
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