About a month ago or so, I was doing some yardwork. I was working with a wheelbarrow, and I went to lift it and it felt like somebody jacked me right in the upper back, between the spine and the right shoulder blade. The pain was immediate and quite serious.
I went to the doctor's about 2 weeks after this event, still suffering from the same type of pain. He more-or-less said I strained something, gave me some motrin, and sent me on my way. About a week after that, I contacted the doc again with the same symtoms, and he sent me to PT. I've been going to PT for the past couple of weeks, and seemingly nothing is getting better.
Basically, the pain seems to originate between my spine and my right shoulder pain. The worse pain occurs when I make a motion to tie my shoes or put on my socks - anything that involves shrugging my shoulders forward and/or putting my chin to my chest. Sharp pain in those instances, and dull pain for the rest of the time. The mornings are especially worse.
So, does anybody have any advice or tips for this?? I'm really getting desperate, as biking and even runnning have become quite painful and uncomfortable. Should I ask for more tests? MRI? X-ray? Or should I just go along with the PT? By the way, the PT thinks one of my upper vertebrae (T3-T4) may be turned, and the muscles are spasming around it.
Sorry for the long post. Thank you so much in advance for anything you can pass along....
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