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I was on the Pain Management board and talking with another girl there HikingFan. We have both had a lymph node removed from behind our ears...and afterwards and ever since, we have both had horrible, painful muscle spasms in the muscle next to the shoulder blade. Are the nerves in these two places associated? Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? We both experienced knife-like twisting stabbing burning pain next to one of our shoulder blades. I have pain in the opposite shoulder blade as the ear that was operated on. Just wondering if anyone had information regarding this... Is this muscle spasms or a nerve issue? I don't understand how this can be associated, but it almost has to be due to the fact that HikingFan and I *BOTH* have had the same issue going on since our lymph node removal from behind our ears with pain in the same areas... And this pain is very very very bad. Without meds, a lot of times I'm at an 8 just from the shoulder pain.

Thanks for any information that can help... :)


-21 year old chronic pain patient..
-Have a transitional vertebrae @ s1.
-adhesions from years of not knowing gallbladder was bad then had it removed, lots of abdominal pain now...
-Chronic severe migraines, and tension headaches... Taking Imitrex for migraines.. Working well...
-Lots of low back and mid back pain growing up.. Now having lots of knifelike shoulder pain between spine and shoulder blades..
-Pain overall between 7-9 everyday without meds.. But when meds are present, (and not wearing off) I'm between 4-7..
-Moderate case of TMJ
-Lots of throbbing pain in left knee and left arm from previous fractures..
-Meds I'm taking now : Percocet 7.5/500 every 4 hrs as need for pain, Flexeril 10mg 2x/day, Tofranil 20mg @ bedtime, Imitrex for migraines, Phenergan for nausea/vomitting, Albuterol for asthma... That's all I can think of for now..hehe...