24/7 scapula and shoulder pain
by Kayla A
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Back in october of 2014 my back was stepped on causing a shoulder injury. After a few hours of pain and limited movement I felt it pop and the pain went away (for the most part). I wore a sling for a week and called it good.
A few months later I woke up with the same shoulder pain. Again a few hours later I felt it pop and it felt better again. Wore a sling for a week and called it good.
After that the pain never went away so sometime in march I went to the doctors. The first doctor took an xray said I was fine and not to come back. After I went to the er and they gave me narcos and an immobilizer. A couple days after that the pain had grew a lot worse so I went to a different doctor. They did a rotator cuff injury, which I passed, and gave me a referral for a physical therapist.
I went to one twice a week for a month and it had helped somewhat in the mean time, but after I stopped the pain came back and has never left since.
It's now 18 months later and I have to deal with this pain pretty much 24/7. I do home exercising and ice it but nothing helps and neither does ibuprofen, advil, etc.
The pain is located mainly on and below my scapula, travels up the side of my neck, completely around my shoulder/collarbone, down to the middle of my ribs (just on the back though) and down mid arm.
I'm beginning to develop lower back pain which I think actually might be because of this issue.
Please help. I'm 17, I shouldn't have to be dealing with this. Oh, also, I have normal mobility, just a lot of pain.
Do any movements of your neck hurt at all? Where, and what kind of pain or tingling?
Did anyone test reflexes and whether there is numbness in your arm?
Please use the search function at Chiropractic Help and do the Upper Limb Tension Test.
Does working with your arms above your head increase or relieve the pain, and where?
Does deep breathing cause pain, and again where is it? Any breastbone discomfort, or headaches?
Let me know.
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