Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Please help..upper back stiffness…Killing me!

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Logan77
  • January 27, 2008
  • 05:25 AM

Please help..upper back stiffness…Killing me!

For as long as I can remember I have had stiffness and soreness in my upper back and shoulder blades. I’m 24 and over the past few years it has gotten worse and worse. I have been to doctors, chiropractors and message therapists and no one can help. It gets to the point of pain sometimes, but mainly just extreme stiffness and soreness, to the point where I almost can’t function normally day today. It feels good when I bend backwards over rounded objects (chairs, foam rollers etc) and pop my back. I’m constantly popping my back, only thing that makes it feel better. I do stretching and work out and this makes it feel better temporarily.

I have no pain in my lower back or anywhere else in my body. I have considered AS, and other forms of arthritis, but I don’t have any pain or stiffness anywhere else in my body.

I need help so bad, I just want to feel normal again. Any ideas? Types of doctors I should see? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?