Re: Right Shoulder Blade Pain with Congestion
when they did those x rays on you,did they happen to also just check out your spinal alignment within the c and t spine areas too? the type of pain you described and the intermittant nature of it just could be from some level of actual spinal affectation. getting an MRI done on the two areas i mentioned really would show any underlying issues down to the actual spinal cord. believe me, when the spine area is involved, it can show itself in some really odd ways. if there is even something like bone spurring or stenosis within one of the foramen that is what the nerves go thru from inside the cord to the outter areas? there could be pain and other strange symptoms. the most likely area of involvment if this is indeed some level of a spinal nerve issue would more than likely be at the very very low end of that c spine down to about t 3-4? areas?
when it comes to trying to really dx any real problem it more or less comes down to trying to track back symptoms to their source. and that just takes some testing of the more 'likely' areas that could create the specific types of symptoms. test and rule out or in? but i would at the very least here get that c and t spine MRIed. it is just a very common area that can produce anything from pain to total numbness and alot of really off the wall in between. if you are NOT having any problems at all with any pain running down your arm or any finger involvment either, that T spine would really be the place to look for a possible issue. once you get past that c 8 nerve, nothing beyond that actually innervates any parts of the hand itself. while you do not actually have a c 8 vertebrae,you most definitely DO have that c 8 nerve in there. but that is the very last hand/finger nerve.
just speak to your doc about that MRI. you are simply IN a diagnostic phase right now so all possibles need to be looked at. tho T spine problems are more rare than others simply because that particular area is much better supported and protected, it still can have some issues that would not actually show on any type of x ray. it just cannot get deep enough into where the cord and the nerves are located. that would take an MRI,with contrast is even better. please let me know how things go. good luck, **
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