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Old clavicle (collarbone) injury causing chronic pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 7, 2007
  • 04:34 AM

I broke my left collarbone when I was 8 years old. I'm now 19 and up until last year it never bothered me. Then I began to experience an occassional discomfort in that area, and now that discomfort has intensified and is constant.

I feel it most around the area where the bone was fractured, but it's not a sharp pain - it's spread out all along the collarbone and even up my neck. It hurts all the time, and while most of the time it's tolerable and sometimes even unnoticeable, other times it becomes extremely uncomfortable and nothing I do can soothe it. I haven't tried taking medication (not even Advil or Tylenol or anything like that).

The area is also very sensitive and becomes further agitated whenever anything is touching it, which makes even wearing a shirt difficult. The collars on Polos are the worst.

My doctor can't explain it - x-rays come back normal. I've heard of a few people who have had the same experience while their wisdom teeth were coming in. Mine happen to be, and I'm going to have them removed soon, but I dont know if there's any real connection between the two.

I just want to know what's going on. It almost feels like nerve damage but I've been told that's extremely unlikely. Any help would be appreciated.

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