I suffer from neck and shoulder blade pain for 3 years now and the doctors don’t know what is wrong and it’s getting worse?

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I’m a 17 year old girl from the Netherlands (sorry if my English is not so good). I suffer from neck and shoulder blade pain for 3 years now and the doctors don’t know what is wrong and it’s getting worse.

I have tried multiple therapies but nothing seems to work.

At first I had 1 or 2 times a week pain, mostly in the neck. But I have always pain now. Sometimes with headaches at the right side of my face.

The first therapy I tried was Cesar therapy (It’s almost the same as Mensendieck). It helped me with a good posture. But after a few sessions they said they couldn’t help me further.

After that I went to a neurologist. They made an X-ray and MRI scan that said that I have a small scoliosis but that couldn’t cause the pain that I had. I had to visit an optician so I did. I had +0,5 at both of my eyes but that also couldn’t cause my pain. When I came back at the neurologist I had to try a small dosage of Amitriptyline but that also didn’t work.

When the neurologist didn’t find anything I went to physical therapy. But again after a few sessions they said they couldn’t help me further. They said I had to work out more so I do. But it’s not getting better at all, it’s getting worse. But at the gym I found out that I have a really fast heartbeat. In rest is between 100-150 and when I exercise it’s above the 200. I did have an ECG in rest and on a bike but there was nothing abnormal (only the heartbeat that was really fast) and the bloodpressure was also good.

When the physical therapy didn’t work I went to an osteopath. I’m still going to the osteopath but it’s not helping. The osteopath found that my liver was tense and said that I should eat less sugar and no caffeine. So I stopped with the caffeine and eat only products with natural sugar. But again that didn’t help for my pain.

I between this therapies I went to the doctor to check up my blood because I was really tired (and I still am) and we found out in January that my Vitamin D was really low (22) so I took medicines for that and it raised to 71. I did check my blood again this week and the doctor said it was good. I asked for a copy and a few things were too low or high.

Leukocytes are too high: 12,6
Creatinine is too low: 48

They tested a few Vitamines but they were all good.
Vitamine D: 63
Vitamine B12: 343
Vitamine B6: 82
Vitamine B1: 165

On the picture you can see where on the back and neck the pain is.

But after all these tests and therapies I still don’t know what is causing this pain.

I hope you can help me.

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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
First of all you seem to be having a diet low in protein and you need to get more protein in your food..
Your heart rate might be due to some type of stress or anxiety disorder..
This pain in your neck is really weird and I would like to ask you some questions trying to reach a diagnosis..
What makes pain worse?
Is there a difference between summer and winter?
Do you have any numbness ? Where?
What type of person you are Active or inactive?
Your pain will probably be a chronic myofacial pain syndrome.according to the sequence you described..

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Dr Mahaveer

hi
your pain is related to a pinched nerve inside your neck spine. You may have a prolapsed intervertebral disc in neck causing the concerned nerve to be compressed. Get a MRI done to see whats wrong. consult a orthopedic specialist.
thanks

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shw12

HI
YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM TRAPEZIUS TENDINITIS. THE MUSCLE BETWEEN NECK AND SHOULDER BLADE IS INFLAMMED IN THIS CASE. COMMONEST REASON IS USE OF PILLOWS BELOW HEAD WHILE YOU SLEEP.
IF YOU USE PILLOW,STOP USING IT. GET XRAY OF THE CONCERNED PART DONE.
TAKE MUSCLE RELAXANT TABLETS

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
this pain can be due to localised muscle disease concerned with the painful area. fibromyositis is most likely cause. if routine medicines are not helping, a local steroid injection shot into the muscle will be helpful.
physiotherapy,short wave diathermy can help the pain to reduce

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Thank you for all the answers! @Dr.Ayman darrag Horseriding makes the pain worse, exercises where I have to use my back and abdominal exercises make my pain also worse. But sometimes I don’t know why it’s getting worse during the day. Yes, there is a difference between summer and winter. In the summer I have less pain than in the winter. I don’t have any numbness. I’m an inactive person. I was more active when I didn’t have the pain but I’ve never been a really active person. @Dr Mahaveer I already had an MRI scan but it showed that… Read more »

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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@Asker
For me it seems like a chronic myofacial pain syndrome… The best treatments are Myofacial release..muscle energy technique done by osteopath and trigger point injections and acupuncture..
Best wishes with speedy recovery