Hi, I have had chronic pain for 20 odd years - mostly related to degenerative spinal disease and fibromyalgia. I have had 2 spinal ops & related metal work. I also have a spinal scoliosis.
A few years back I fractured a vertebra in a fall and it took over a year before I could persuade any dr to believe it was a new & different pain & MRI. Now I have another new pain below my right shoulder which is making it almost impossible to straighten my spine I.e. not to bend forwards, and the pain on movement is excruciating. It is nearly impossible to get a GP appointment and past experience makes me believe that I'll be told 'well it's just chronic pain.' I wonder if I have simply pulled a muscle reaching for something high up - I'm not very tall.
I am usually pretty stoic. After all this time I have to be. But this is making me want to sit and cry. I don't think there's much I can realistically do about this but sometimes it's good to share with people who know how it feels.