Thoracic (mid-upper back) pain. Anyone?
I've been suffering from thoracic pain for a couple of years now. The pain is from the middle of my back and stops a couple of inches below my neck. I also have inter-scapular ( between the shoulder blades) pain.
If I've used my arms ( folding laundry, cooking), or tilted my head, even for just several minutes, I get sharp stabbing pains in my ribs on the front right side. It can get so painful that breathing hurts.
I had an A.C.D.F. of C,6-7. in Sept. of this year. It got rid of the arm and hand pain, but I still have this thoracic pain.
Does anyone experience similar pain, or share a similar pain pattern? Do you know the cause? Have you had a diagnosis? Treatment plan? Tests? Surgery? What things help manage the pain? How long have you suffered? Is it better or worse than when it first started?
Any info, advice or tips, however small, is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond,