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My daughter has been diagnosed with notalgia paresthetica over her left shoulder blade although it moves around a bit over that upper left side of her back and sometimes extends down her arm. She doesn't have that persistent and 'unreachable itch', she just has constant background pain and severe pain when that area is touched. Even clothes irritate. She gets worse when she is hunching over school work for long periods and I am convinced that carrying her heavy school back pack contributes.
Does anyone have experience of this condition and, if so, what treatment did you have and what were the outcomes? The dermatologist said that there are numbing creams available and creams based on the chemicals found in chillies but they are not very effective. He said that most people manage it by doing stretches. But what stretches do you do? I can't find much info about appropriate stretches on the internet. I also found research saying that using a tens machine helps but the research papers do not state where to put the electrodes, just 'on the area', and the few images i found had the electrodes in different places.
Any help / advice much appreciated.
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