Hi all again,

I saw my surgeon yesterday about my upper back pain. Again, I have very sharp pain around T7, T8 and have had it for a little over a month. It hurts everytime I move and the muscles in between my shoulder blades burn. It also feels like someone is putting pressure on my spine even when there is nothing there. I'm using Lidocaine patches, which aren't helping much.

My surgeon said that there is a 40-50% chance it is a muscular issue. Otherwise he said it is an infection or a non-union (he saw two suspicious places on the CT scan). We're giving it another 6 weeks to see what happens.

My question for you all is: if you have had an infection or non-union issue, what were your symptoms and can you tell me anything else about it?