I have had chronic back spasm, for 2 years, the pain starts in the middle of my back between the shoulder blades and radiates around my rib cage into my chest. I have had a MRI, seen a Chriopractor, had PT, had triggerpoint injections with no help. I have tried valium, flexeril, and all other meds. Currently on Soma which helped for 4 mo, now I'm back to square one, theses spasm are severe and last for 2- 3 hours, and have put me in the hospital, So far no one can help, I have seen a physiatrist that deal with muscels but they have not been able to help, when these spasms occure I will have burning in my shoulder blades and numbness down my arms and hand. When they finally stop, I am exausted and my ribs ache. My Mri was reviewed by a neurologist, but he did'nt see anything so I was told to live with it. They are getting worse I am now waking up with them and its interfering with my work. Honestly I would rather be dead then to fill this pain because I feel like I'm having a knife pushed through my back and into my chest. Is there any other xray that can be done, something is not right, and my husband feels so helpless when these spasm start, nothing I have tried ice, heat, excerise hasn't worked. When I say these are 2-3 hrs spasm this is know joke, they last this long. Please help, cant live this way any longer.