"Pain goes way under your shoulder blades and the muscle on top of your shoulders up to your neck has pain that is debilitating at times. (or stay as tense as can be)"
My opinion is that you mainly suffer neck trouble due to soft tissue injury around neck spine,it can lead to conduct and deep pain in shoulder blades,maybe sometime referral to hand.All of upper back symptom was due to unbalance of lower back which you still had.
So,To relive inflammation of shouler blades and neck tissue is your treatment option.
Deep and intensive acupuncture possibly works for this condition.
Thanks for the info. Does anyone know what a anterior compression is or what it means that L5 is a transitional vertebral body ? I have told my doctors that most of this upper back pain started when I was hanging drywall overhead and I was balancing it on my head. I felt an enormous pain and I have hurt since. Even though I told them this, no one has ordered X-ray or MRI of cervical region. Should this be done ? Pain is debilitating today. Has made me sick to my stomach three times.
MRI of cervical region is very necessary for your diagnosis.
Transitional vertebral bodies are a connom variant in the bony anatomy
of the spinal column, in which there is partial fusing of the bone of
two adjacent vertebrae.
I have an appointment at pain management this Thursday. I am going to request the doctor order the cervical MRI. Thank you very much once again for taking the time to answer my questions. May your God bless you.
have you been checked out for thorasic outtlet syndrome??STRAKER
I don't guess so, have no idea what that is, more infor if available please.