I have been trying to get a doctor to understand and CARE for years now, and in the meantime the pain gets worse and worse and worse. About 5 years ago, I started with slight back pain and was referred to chiropractors and physical therapists, which caused NO relief... I was in care for about a year with each. The back pain at that time felt like a constant pulled muscle in between my shoulder blade and spine, on the right side. Now, I have pain radiating from that area up to my head, causing debilitating headaches on an almost daily basis, some headaches lasting a week or longer. Prescription pain killers SOMETIMES help the pain, I have been put on migraine medicines, anti-depressants, muscle relaxers, nothing they give helps. Even without the headaches, the shoulder area is always in pain, stiff also. There is a very large knot inside my back (feels about 4 inches long going down my shoulder blade, and 1 inch thick), and my neck muscle feels like it has ridges. I recently had foot surgery, and the doctor cut out a piece of my nerve that was the size of a man's finger, it has me wondering if a nerve in my back has been pinched and aggravated to the point of being so swollen that it can be felt from the outside of my back. Additionally, both sides of my back in that area have tingling, itching, burning feelings. What can I do? Who should I see? I am 27 and have two children and I feel like this pain completely runs my life. I can't enjoy them to the fullest because I am always in so much pain. I can't make plans in advance with anyone because I can't guarantee that I am able to get out of bed on that day. I can't work. I can't sleep comfortably. I am at the point now that I am so depressed and don't feel like life is worth living if this is how the rest of my life will be. I feel guilty for having this pain because i know how much it takes from my children and husband, but I have seen so many doctors and they can't help me.