Spinal cord compression can be painful and a real challenge to figure out sometimes. Often I will have patients report to me that their shoulder blade pain will get worse over the course of the day. Common is also the report that the symptoms get better when they are lying down.
In a recent case, the patient was determined to find the problem in Nanaimo and traveled to the Welcome Back Centre in Kamloops to obtain an upright MRI. This is something I advised to do because I believed, based on the history, nothing significant would show up with conventional lying down MRI.
Here were the results.