I have been having pain for nearly 3 years now that started with burning and sharp pain mostly around my shoulder and with some muscle tightness around my neck. Now it's gotten to the point that I have severe pain and pressure at the base of my neck and upper back. I also have pain that goes up my neck and causes headaches. My muscles are extremely tight around my neck and out towards my shoulders. I have pain from one shoulder to the other one. I do have a couple of slightly bulged discs in my neck, but the doctors have told me it's not the cause of my discomfort. I've had medication, physical therapy, and injections and it only keeps getting worse. I'm missing a lot of time (and money) from work because of this. I don't really know what else to do, or what to look for. My X-rays and MRI are of my cervical area, so I do wonder if having those tests done in the Thoracic region of the spine would be useful.
I don't think that imaging of the thoracic area will be of much use treatment-wise. The symptoms you're having all point to a cervical issue. I recommend visiting this website: www.UpCspine.com. They have a referral directory there, and hopefully you can find a specialist in your area. This is a special form of chiropractic care that may provide valuable insight and relief that you're seeking.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.