I have had slight twinges of sharp pain on the left side of my back... around the bottom of my shoulder blade. Usually when i've been sitting in one position for a long time. But last night, i sat up out of bed.. and suddenly i was hit with this sharp, BURNING, stabbing pain that caused me to burst into tears... it felt like someone was tearing that piece of flesh from my back. it lasted probably only 30 seconds but it seemed like several minutes. it got worse before it got better... and then the skin in that area was VERY tender... and is still somewhat tender today... and i can feel some twinges in that area even now.
I immediately iced the area for over an hour... What could cause such a thing?
I'm a 52 year old woman.. in relatively good health.
I have the same thing. I'm a 25 year old healthy female. I first noticed almost a year ago a tingling sensation on my right shoulder blade. it felt like something crawling up my back. Now it's developed into a sunburn type feeling when anything brushes past my skin (making going to busy places like night clubs and concerts a misery). sometimes if I'm sitting in one position too long I get the same sharp hot feeling like someone poking me in the back with a red hot poker. It usually catches my breath and I've had to hold back the tears quite a few times.
I visited the doctor today and she said I'd probably slept funny and should take some ibuprofen. I could cry right now. All I want if the the constant pain to go away and all she could reccomend was ibuprofen. I'll be going back for a second opinion when her treatment doesnt work!!
OH NO! Please keep me posted.. I'm lucky I guess.. my symptoms seem to come and go.. but they sound the same as yours... someone told me once the "crawling" sensation has to do with nerve endings or something.. probably true.. but what the heck can you do about THAT?
Please come back here and let me know what you find out from the doc - post the ibuprofen treatment... or better yet... let me know if that works! maybe it will?
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