I have two painful vertebrae between the shoulder blades - T6 & T7
Painful when pressed.
Painful/aching every night after 3 to 4am.
Pain can spread around the rib cage.
Affected by the cold or by lifting heavy objects - always worse the next day
(not the same day)
In the past some relief on the beach with the sun (not now especially if
there's a breeze)
It's in exactly the same place as a back injury I had - a fall from a great
height when I was twelve years old (I'm now 70 but still fit apart from this)
The fall seems to have been discounted as the cause as MIR scans show
absolutely nothing in this area.
It is usually suggested that it's the muscle around these vertebrae, but
manipulation/massage makes it worse and muscular relaxants or any other
medications do nothing.
I had steroid injections into the spine in UK, but this did nothing.
I am now in France and the doctors here haven't come up with anything which helps the pain.