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Forum Name: Degenerative Bone Diseases

Question: Pain in head and between shoulders every week since 2002


 Ruth Shellon - Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:25 pm

On average of twice per week,I have had ongoing headaches, coupled with neck pain, which is just above the center of my shoulder blades since 2002. I was involved in a vehicle rollover accident in 2002. I have seen several doctors about this. I have also had intermittent episodes of numbness on the right side of my face and around my ear.
I am exhausted and this is a real problem; Yet noone comes up with an conclusion, even after MRI's, X-Rays, and nerve conduction tests. Any thoughts about where to go now?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:24 pm

User avatar Hello,
This is a difficult case because all the scans are negative yet symptoms still persist. At this point since the nerves, bones, and intervertebral discs are intact (per imaging results), then you can feel safe to rehabilitate the area. This is often done via physical therapy.
Sometimes we can't give a specific diagnosis but can only rule out certain serious causes and then give reassurance and treat the symptoms.
Take care and let us know how it goes.

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