Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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When you say “upper back”, I will assume this is the region between the shoulder blades you refer to.

You could have aggravated this degenerative disc or the primary condition could be isolated disc resorption (IDR-see website) which is generally present but not identified by many radiologists.

You also could have an undiagnosed herniated a disc in the thoracic spine. An MRI of this area would reveal this disorder.

If the C6-7 disc is causing this pain, an epidural steroid injection will both identify and treat this problem. See pain diary for further explanation.

Dr. Corenman