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’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.