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Low back/ hip? Pain tingling between shoulder blades

Jun 30, 2017 10:27 AM

This is my first time here:) I have been having these pains off and on for three years,but it has been constant for the past 4 months. It started with low back freezing up, almost like it was compressed,with a tingling numbness between shoulder blades. Now the pain has moved to my hips? Glute? I'm not really sure how to describe it, its like it's burning, almost like hip labor pains but more intense. I've become very depressed and don't feel like doing anything! I started an antidepressant which seems to be working. My Doctor doesn't seem to be very worried because the pain isn't shooting down my arms or legs. He's given me lidocaine shots which do nothing. Pain killers make me sick so I tried ibuprofen, Tylenol, Bayer... nothing helps. I finally got an x-ray and a blood test done this week and I'm waiting for the results. I'm nervous because I don't have much faith in Doctors and I don't want a crap diagnosis just to have a diagnosis. If the tests are negative, he will order a MRI, but aren't all these tests faulty? I just want to know what I am doing to myself to create this awful pain. I just wanted to share because maybe someone has been through this? Thanks for reading😊

Jun 30, 2017 6:52 PM

By what you described it could be fibromyalgia (usually diagnosed by rheumatologists), for which antidepressant works better than painkillers. It's a disorder of central nerve/nervous system which has become hypersensitive and the nerves (which we have travelling from tip of toes up through the spine into our brain) register pain and send the pain message off to the brain (anti depressants help the brain re-interpret this message ... so to speak). FM can be triggered by some sort of physical or psychological trauma, so you might have hurt your back at one point so it could have started from it (e.g. that's what happened to me so i had SPECT bone scan which shows inflamation, unlike xray or MRI or CAT/CT scan). There are Pain Management Programs which can help holistically with multi modality therapy such as meds, physical excercise and mental wellbeing. Hope this helps and good luck. 💕

Jul 01, 2017 7:34 PM

ArtHart I didn't know about the SPECT bone scan. I may have to ask about that unless that's one of things that the rheumatologist will check for.

Jul 11, 2017 9:26 AM

Google Reflexology. I am studying reflexology. You would be surprised at the relief You will obtain .

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