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flare in the rear and between the shoulders

Aug 31, 2015 11:43 PM

I usually don't do the topic but I'm new to aching in the upper back. I know what started it all. I had to sit in the floor with my dog who we had to let go to doggie heaven. She was having convulsions and I had to hold her. I spent at least 12 hours in the floor before anyone could help me. Since it is hopefully just stress what does one do. I hate to take the h - morphine and xanax hasn't helped. To keep my mind off it i have gone to town on my blog.

Sep 01, 2015 11:56 AM

Zetarlov, sometimes I can move wrong and the upper back area, between my scapulae , becomes painful with sharp tight spasms. It makes it even harder to take a deep breath. Ironically it happened this morning while reaching overhead and back to dry my hair. When it happens I have to run pain ointment in the area and apply ice and/or heart. Thankfully, my back has eased up some, but I'm taking it easy until tomorrow. I hope you're well get better soon. 🙏🌼

Sep 01, 2015 12:11 PM

And I'm so sorry for the loss of your dog! We lost one last year with no warning. He had cancerous liver tumors that suddenly engorged. It hurts so much when we lose our pets. (((Hugs))) 🙏🌼

Sep 01, 2015 4:06 PM

Zetarlov, I started feeling my upper back being in tremendous pain after my surgery to my lower back. Some said it could have been referred pain before where all pain was concentrated into one area when other areas were having issues.

Only relief I get for my upper back are muscle relaxants. Diazepam has helped me a lot. I don't need high dosage or anything, I am on the lowest dose now for a month and still feel a lot of relief after taking it. The pain as flappy described it is what I actually feel. The sharp muscle spasms really pulls me down and morphine doesn't cut it for me when upper back is flaring. Morphine helps with my lower back area though or later in the day when the body gets tired and other meds are wearing off.

Sep 01, 2015 9:44 PM

Thanks all, I think it was just the stress, but like a fool, I tried painting today. My hips and tailbone are on fire.

Sep 02, 2015 6:55 AM

Upper back pain to the shoulders is where mine originated. Hope that helps.

Sep 02, 2015 9:20 PM

If I could just get the sting on my spine to subside I will be good to go. At least this flare didn't include the bladder leaking or the feet and toes being numb. Having my blog and trying to thinkmof post for it has helped.

Sep 03, 2015 7:11 AM

Have you tried acuouncture? It took the edge off and I was skeptical, being more scientifically inclined.

Sep 03, 2015 7:11 AM


Sep 03, 2015 2:08 PM

I would love to try acupuncture, but my insurance won't cover it.

Sep 03, 2015 6:51 PM

We have community acupuncture. The cost is 20 dollars for an hour. There are about 20 beds with curtains and two acupuncturists ....maybe there is something like that near you?

Sep 04, 2015 8:56 PM

I'll have to check into it. Thanks. 🙏🌼

Sep 04, 2015 10:51 PM

M , I can not have any needles in the spinal area. But on the bright side the heating pad worked wonders, along with xanax.

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