To start off, this post is for my brother. About a year ago, between 12 and 14 months ago, he was diagnosed with a rare nerve disorder called CRPS. With this disorder the nerves have to be used to get better, but the doctors gave him a wheelchair instead. After a few months, and a new doctor, his leg got better.
About a month ago, at the beginning of April, he noticed a pain in his shoulder joint. After about a week or so, my mom took hi to the doctor to see why this pain randomly developed. He described it as someone “pulling his arm out” and had a burning sensation with it. The doctor said that it was caused because of an inflamed rotator cuff, and said to have therapy for it. He ha been doing therapy for 2 weeks now, twice a week. The doctor said that if it isn’t better in two weeks to go back for an MRI to see what else is going on.
Yesterday he said that his upper back hurt, near his spine. So I looked at it just to see if there was any obvious signs of anything. There was what looked like a scratch about ¾ up on his back, centralized to the left side of his spine. He described it as painful and burning. Today I looked at it again, and there are 3 little blisters on the scratch. The burning feeling only happens every once in a while, but is still very bothersome.
I am very interested in medical things, so I was doing some research on what this might be. I have a feeling it is shingles, but he has never had chickenpox, and is only 14 years old. I could really use some help to get my mom to stop worrying so much about this.
Thank you for your time.