Neurology Community
Painful spots
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Painful spots

I have had these two spots on my back just below my shoulder blades that are VERY painful to touch. They started several years ago and where just like a pin size but now have seem to spread more and more to sourrounding area around the orignal spots. I first noticed them approx. 5 years ago and has gradully gotten bigger area and severity of the pain has increased with the size. Today I recieved a message and now the two areas are just extremely painful to the point where I cannot even lay down on my back please someone help me figure this out.
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there.  These are trigger points described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain or local twitch response.  These are seen in myofascial pain syndrome as focal hyperirritabilty in muscle that can modulate central nervous system. it is different from fibromyalgia in that it is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness and is described as a central augmentation of nociception giving rise to deep tissue tenderness including muscles.
you need to consult a neurologist for diagnosis. Treatment includes myotherapy, mechanical vibration, pulsed ultrasound, electrstimulation, ischemic compression, dryneedling, low level laser therapy, stretching techniques invoking reciprocal inhibition within the musculoskeletal system.  Injections of saline, local anesthetics like procaine hydrochloride, steroids, botulinum toxin helps. Take care.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1425151934
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY
900662_tn?1380159390
Blank
johnniebear
chicago area, IL