I’ve been dealing with right shoulder/neck/arm/back pain for 10 months now. My doctor said it was due to strain or picking up my toddler. She made me do Physical therapy which didn’t help. If I take 200mg of Ibproufen a day, I’m okay. My shoulder xray was normal.
I am able to sleep fine, and it doesn't hurt if I’m resting. Only if I’ve had a busy day and doing a lot of things. Its become chronic since it started last Sept 2013. If I've had a long busy day and no ibuprofen, I find myself at the end of the day with a tight painful shoulder/neck/back and a heavy stiff arm. If I lay down and rest or sit and rest, it feels fine. but if I shrug or what not, I feel like a pulling type pain.
After googling, I saw that shoulder pain can sometimes be the only symptom of lung cancer. Now I'm terrified! My Mother in law was diagnosed with Lung cancer a couple months ago, so now I'm scared I might have it too!
If it was referred pain wouldn't it be constant? Would it get better with rest or just 200mg of ibproufen?
I also have Multiple Sclerosis, but my neurologist didn't think they were related. She too said it's probably from carrying my toddler around??