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Sarita---sorry I haven't answered sooner---sick kids in the house!
Anyway---This pain is in my mid-upper back---pretty much my right upper quadrant (ribs-front/back, mid back, neck/shoulder, pain around shoulder blade, serratus anterior, right arm, and even sometimes my right leg).........
I do get numbness in my right arm---it often goes numb, and feels "heavy" by the end of the day---the more 'repetitive' motion I do (vacuum, drive-hold steering wheel, hold computer mouse, hold my kids' hands) the more numb/freezing cold it gets (sometimes this happens with my right leg as well---sciatia?) I also get bad headaches and dizzy/nausea-fun!
I usually wake up with dull pains all over the upper right quadrant/neck/shoulder---as the day goes on--it gets worse! I try to put heat/ice on it--do my PT exercises and take Advil (right now---about 4/day)---the PT and Advil help a little bit.
I had one MRI of my thoracic spine---came back OK--they should have done my neck also, but didn't. I will ask my Sport Med MD about this------
So, that's all!
anymore thoughts---I appreciate it!
See the rhuemotoligist they deal with chronic pain and inflamation all the time and even if you don't have RA they may be able to help.
Also keep a pain diary if you aren't already doing so rate your pain on a 1-10 scale once an hour and write down briefly what you did that hour It might help you and your doctor figure this out and it cant hurt. Doctors like data.
Also if your doctor doesn't have a good atitude toward treating you get rid of him.