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Had back surgery done. Having pain in back shoulder. MRI clear. How to get relief?

I have been having pain in my left back shoulder region for about 8 years. Dr says it is a stress knot but I think something else is going on. I can reach my left back shoulder with my right hand and feel a knot that moves around. It is becoming more painful everyday. Anyone have any suggestions or experiencing anything like this? I am seeing my family doctor again today and will be insisting we do something. I do want to add that I have had an MRI and nothing shows in that area, I had back surgery last February for a ruptured disc but this has been going on for years.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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This pain in your left shoulder blade has been going on for along time , this might be comforting as it does not sound as if the pain has got worse over time. As the MRI was apparently normal one should also remember that you can also get a referred pain from the spleen and diaphragm that presents in the left shoulder pain. It is best that your doctor examines you again and monitors any change over time. It does not sound as though the " lump" you can feel necessarily has anything to do with ongoing pain, although the lump might be painfull on its own. Perhaps your doctor should consider to have it removed.
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