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jambrz posted:
Hello, my first time here.
I have recently been told I have herniated discs at c7-8
and t7-8. Hasn't been bad occasional discomfort.
Well, today I moved my arm and something popped in
upper back, between shoulder blades where one of the discs
is located, now I have moderate pain. Does any one know
what this could have been?
Thank you in advance for any information
bj1208 responded:
Hi and welcome to the support group

you C discs are basically the discs in your neck and it starts with the T's in the upper back - right around the shoulder blades

here is a link where u can review the different areas of the back to get a better idea of where your pain is coming from

what you could have done, while moving your arm, you could have irritated a muscle - try using heat pad and ice treatments - 15minutes heat pad - 15 minutes nothing and 15 minutes ice packs - do this about 2 -3 times a day - take ibuprofen too as this will help with the pain and any swelling that may be there.

Sometimes pulled muscles can take a while to heal but should start feeling better after a couple of days -

If you are still in great pain (same amount or worse) in about 2-3 weeks then I would contact your doctor that is treating your neck issues -

Please let us know how u are doing - take care - ^Joy^
Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA responded:
Pain between the shoulder blades can come from a number of sources. It frequently represents "referred pain" from a cervical disc that is degenerated or herniated. It may also be simply be inflammation or irritation of the muscles that attach your shoulder blade to your spine.
In any event it usually is nothing serious but if it persists for more than 1-2 weeks you should be evaluated by a doctor who may recommend further treatment.
jambrz replied to bj1208's response:
Thanks...Dr seems to think it is muscular. doing PT exercises and a new Chiropractor that is doing Ultrasound treatments. Hope it works.
jambrz replied to Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA's response:
Thank you. I have been dealing with muscular pain and burning in my shoulder and neck for a while. I have Chiari decompression done 5 years ago, but this is something new. seeing a new chiropractor and doing new PT exercises. Hope it works. My Dr thinks it is muscular too.
Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA replied to jambrz's response:
Good. Just remember If it persists make sure you see a spine specialist to assess if it is referred pain from the cervical spine.

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