• TreecieLynn TreecieLynn
    May 29, 2009
    Thoracic back pain and muscle spasm for 10 years
    TreecieLynn TreecieLynn
    May 29, 2009

    I  currently have chronic pain in my upper thoracic spine right between my scapula that feels as though there is someone pushing their fist into my back at all times.  It has been getting progressively worse for about ten years after a trauma to that area of the back. No examination was done at that time.

    Some days it's worse and I cannot turn my head and can barely rotate my trunk. It is tender to the touch always. Nothing has shown up on either MRIs or X-ray so it doesn't seem to be musculoskeletal. Naproxyn and methocarbomal help some, but after 10 years of this I'm starting to think I'm losing my mind! Any ideas?

    My neurologist suggests nerve damage, which we will look into after a course (yet again in PT) but as I'm just beginning Ribavirin/interferon now, that's on hold.

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