I am a 53 year old male of average size and
weight. In my case, the excruciating pain every morning between
my shoulder blades and mid-spine area started about 3 months. It usually starts around 4 A.M. Sometimes it is so bad that the only way for me to cope with the pain is to get up walk around for an hour. There is no position change in bed or sitting that helps relieve this pain. (Sound familiar??) The pain disipates as the day goes on. By mid-day, the pain is a dull ache in my back.