I have been reading posts on the forum and I apologise for my questions however I am very concerned. I am a 26 year old female smoker for a few years, and for the last 2 months I have been suffering with severe burning shoulder blade pain on my left side. The pain radiates down my arm and ring finger. I find it hard to find a position to sleep in as it's constant. I started to also get chest pains because of this and went to the A&E who did a chest x ray which was clear. I then done a MRI scan of my cervical and thoracic spine which showed a 'disc protrusion C5-C6 right paracentral' however my pain is on my left side not right. My GP doesn't think this is the cause of my pain and thinks it is just tense muscles however, I have had the pain for two months and it doesn't feel like muscle pain. I have spoken with a private GP who has given me a referral for a private CT scan without contrast.
Can anyone give me some advice, anyone deal with anything similar? I have been having major anxiety over this. Thank you!