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December 14th, 2003, 7:02pm
For a few months now (about 4) behind my right shoulder blade , my back has hurt in one spot.Sometimes its really bad , others its okay. Then to make that even more fun, my back in between my shoulder blades has a feeling like you get when your foot goes to sleep and your trying to get the blood flowing again- and my neck in the back will ache. I was kinda thinkin maybe its a nerve problem.....just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? Any advice will help...Thanks guys....
December 14th, 2003, 7:14pm
Uh, typically using the computer too long will result in a thick knot mid-back, between the spine and right shoulder blade (if you're right-handed). NOT visiting OLS, however, results in severe rash and withdrawal! Sorry about the muscle problems--I'm afraid it comes with the territory. Heat or ice--whichever feels right--will help, and Ibuprofen, will help settle down the inflammation.
December 14th, 2003, 8:57pm
While nape is right that it might just be tension from sitting at the computer for too long without taking frequent breaks, it might also be a sign that you are developing bursitis. If you feel pain when you apply pressure to the areas of your back just below the top of your shoulders it may well be the latter. You might want to talk to your doctor or a physical therapist about some exercises you can do to maintain your flexibility and at least try to delay any progession. I have severe bursitis and tendonitis in my shoulders that I didn't take seriously enough early on. Now the pain is constant and frequently wakes me up during the night. So take it from someone who didn't follow the professional advise given years ago, have it checked out and if exercises are recommended do them regularly or you will pay a fairly heavy price in terms of pain and decreased mobility later on.
December 14th, 2003, 9:15pm
Do you have any other symptoms? Fatigue, pain in stomach or upper chest? I had the same pain for awhile and once it was a cyst but that was easily cured. The second time I had to get my gallbladder taken out. The pain was not throbbing but constant and dull and I had other symptoms. It probably isn't that but I always like to mention that to people because for the longest time I thought it was a pulled muscle and wasn't. If there are no other symptoms than it might not be anything like what I had.
December 14th, 2003, 9:16pm
Not to scare you....but those are classic signs of a gallbladder problem. Sometimes it will go on for months.
You might want to alert your Dr. about it.
Hope you are ok, sweetie.
December 14th, 2003, 9:23pm
This may sound like a silly question but can you raise both of your hands above your head or does the right hand not go up as far as the left. Everyone talks about carpel tunnel syndrom but there is also a shoulder injury from repeated computer use.
December 14th, 2003, 10:09pm
well I did have to have lidocaine injections in my shoulders because of the popping/aching and Dr. did say I have bursitis...but I didnt think that bursitis could be anywhere except your joints. I will have to talk to Dr. and I did have bi lateral carpel tunnel surgery in September. I guess I needed to gauge your reactions/experiences..don't want to feel like a fool whining over nothing to the DR. I do not have constant throbbing pain just I know its always there, sometimes very badly and others not.
I have to have another checkup for ortho surgeon on Dec.29. I am going to seriously talk with him about this.I have alot of popping/crackin in the shoulders, if I lift my arms up it sounds like firecrackers. However I do want to ask you Current if gallbladder problems could be hereditary? My mother had hers "tacked" in the 70's and then she had another surgery around 35/40. I guess I did kinda think I pulled a muscle/pinched a nerve.....anyway thanks you guys..I do appreciate it.
December 15th, 2003, 9:34am
what you describe to me sounds like a pinched nerve. I used to have the same problem in the same exact spot chronically. I used to go to the chiropractor every time it would happen. Things like sneezing would do it to me every time. I am the most cautious sneezer now (arms at side standing erect).Mine was due to tension, I switched jobs and never had to go to the chirapractor again (that was 15 years ago).