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.
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. 🙏🌼
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.
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.