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Shoulder blade pain. Neck has herniated disc, lower back degenerative disease. Help?

hey, my name is sharon webb.i live in clarkesville, ga.i have been in pain since i was 38 and i am 54. i have went to many dr. over the years. have had MRI . my neck has a hernatied disc. my lower back degenerative disc. right between my shoulder blades hurt so bad. i have a lot of muscle spams. i m stiff. i hurt so bad it s hard to work. i have no ins. at the moment. most dr. want see a person with out ins. i just want to know if these things can make me hurt this bad, or is something else going on.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
It seems that you are having osteoartheritis changes in your lumbo sacral and cervical spines giving rise to pressure on nerves or irritation of nerves passing through these vertebrae.
For having any surgery procedure if require you have to consult spine surgeon.
Go for regular physiotherapy like neck exercise, back extension exercise, cervical traction, short way diathermy.
Take calcium, vitamin A and D supplements.
Avoid using pillow below neck while sleeping.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

As per your description, you have a degenerated cervical and lumbar disc disease.

The general treatment guidelines for these conditions is as follows -

* Avoiding excessive bending movements of both neck and lower back
* Ice packing once in 2-3 hours to alleviate the pain
* Lumbar back support brace & cervical collar to be used as needed
* Physiotherapy for strengthening the paravertebral muscles of neck & lower back.
* Analgesic & muscle relaxants as needed. Neurotropic vitamins & Pregabalin may help in some cases

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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