For the past 13 years, whenever I’ve been lying down for too long (10+ hours), I get a pain in my back, beneath my left shoulder blade. The only problem with that is that I can’t sleep in.
At least, until recently. Now, the pain, or rather, discomfort is becoming chronic. It feels like someone is steadily applying pressure beneath the shoulderblade. But now it’s pinching a nerve. My left arm has a constant tingle, like a low-grade electric current. I haven’t lost any muscular ability or coordination. And it feels like someone is sticking their thumb in the hollow where the arm joins the armpit.
So my question is: is this a muscular phenomenon, easily remedied by a good, professional massage? Is it a skeletal problem to be cured by chiropractic medicine? Or is the (I assume) pinched nerve something that only a neurologist can take care of?
And how would I find this out for sure? Other than asking the Teeming Millions, of course.