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  • vampiredenidax
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    Hello
    Please help
    I am 16 years old.My problems started when i was 15.One day i was trainig in the gym and i got pain in the back of my shoulder on both sides.I thought that i have overtrained.I didnt do anything for about a week.
    Everything got much worse.The pain was awful it was just in my shoulders
    I went to a orthopedic who said i have no problem and i just a little magnesium and some PT. I did what he said and everything was getting worse
    I didnt know what to do.I have beed to every orthopedic and neurologist
    in my town (Sofia,Bulgaria) and everybody says no problem you will be good very soon. For this year in pain i have taken so many anti inflammatory drugs,I had diffrent PT,masagges,steroid injections.Nothing changes the only diffrence is the pain is stronger and it is in my back neck and shoulders.Finally one doctor found that i have extra carvical rib.After that no body saw it and i had EMG,MRI(neck and shoulders),X rays of shoulder ,blood tests everything possible.I went on a surgery and they removed it.The surgent said that the rib had compressed C7 nerve and he said that was my big problem,but
    i few mounths after that pain still doesnt change.I was in the United States for the summer and i went to a chiropractor he said there was no problem and he tryed too,but still no result.I am in a lot of pressure becouse of that i cant concentrate on my exams.I am still young and i cant do any sports.I go swimming every day from my PT but only for 10 to 20 min.I bought a special pillow it doesnt help i went to SCENAR terapy too ,it didnt help.Well i have tested and tried everything and no result.The only thing after all this is result from the EMG witch says “mild impairment of lower primary trunk,Longer F waves expressed harder on the left side on C6 C7.No nerve blokes found.
    The last thing i forgot ot say is that my extra rib was on my left side

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    First thing I need to discuss is that you are 16 years old and need your parents permission to discuss diagnosis and treatment.

    I can tell you that commonly, Scheuermann’s disorder is a common cause of teenage mid and lower back pain. Look up that disorder here on the website and on other sites to see if that might relate to your problems.

    Dr. Corenman

    vampiredenidax
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    Thank you very much for your reply.I have my full permision from my parents.And they arent writing, because
    they cant use english very well.I dont think Scheuermann’s disorder is my problem,most of the symptoms arent like mine.I am concenred a lot about this pain, because it has continued for over an year now and it isnt getting better after everything i did.The thing that most pases my symtoms
    is the Cervical Radiculopathy.My father thinks that it could be some kind of strange bacteria,because i have been to almost every doctor in my town and they all say,that i just need a little PT and Anti infflamation drugs.
    Could it be some kind of bacteria,I have done some blood test and a have tested for AST (streptoccocal infection) and everything seems normal.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    If the pain is higher in your mid back at the level of your mid to upper shoulders, this pain can be referral pain from the cervical spine. Nerve pain will radiate to the tops of the shoulders (trapezius pain), the mid-scapular region (in between the shoulders) or even the underarm region (C4 nerve pain).

    Bacteria rarely causes mid-thoracic pain unless there is an obvious infection present. You would typically have fevers, chills, sweats and other constitutional signs to go along with an infection like that.

    Dr. Corenman

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