Re: neck chest muscle spasm
your winging scapula could be casued by what are called trigger points(big wads of muscle and tissue) that can develop from nerve involement,as in being very inflammed or irritated. this is just a guess since you did not suffer any type of trauma? have they ever actually done an MRI on your c spine thru the thorasic areas to just see what could be going on in your spine at those areas? you just could have some level of real nerve/spinal issues going on in there or even affecting your spinal cord that could be creating alot of your ongoing symptoms,espescially if that involvement is affecting your sympathetic nervous system too. the SNS simply governs what you are having problems with,espescially the heart rate and also create underlying issues? but nerve involvemnt can create its own version of hell in alot of ways. its like the domino effect where one thing simply sets off another? if you have not yet had that MRI,i REALLY would ask your doc for a referral for one. you just need to rule in or out any involvement of your spine in all this. there is 'something" that is simply triggering all this in you down to the muscles,and that is usually something stemming from the spine being affected by things like herniations or stenosis or alot of other possibilities. you just really need to have this done,the sooner the better. you just need to find the real source in all this and i do think your spine needs to be looked at much more closely at this point. it is amazing in just how much having spinal problems can actually create in our bodies.
sammy above here has been dealing with alot of what your problems are and she does have spinal problems too. she also has alot of real bad muscle issues that do get way out beyond the norm at times. she gave you some good advice too(hi sammy). but get that MRI done as soon as possible Di. i really just think this IS the source of what you are dealing with. please keep us posted. marcia
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