Hi, On March 6, I awoke to severe pain my left shoulder blade. I used pain patches, Tylenol and rested on heating pad for 3 days. On wed., MArch9, I went to see my GP. She said that I was Swollen across my upper shoulders and sent me for X-rays. She also, gave me Celebrex and because I have stomach issues, to take the Celebrex with a full meal. The following Friday I called and was told the x-ray showed nothing. They suggested physical therapy. I asked them for Flexeril and told them I could hardly take a shower, let alone go to therapy. Anyway, 10 days later and I have not improved. I called my Rhumy yesterday to see if I could get a Cortisone shot and was told not in that area. He suggested I double up on the Celebrax.It seems to me that when the x-rays show nothing, the pain is not valid to the doctors.
My question to you is does Bursitis and inflammation show up on x-rays and have any of you experienced this type of pain? If so, what did you do and how long did it take for you to get it under control?
Thank you, Rosie