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Please help..upper back stiffness…Killing me!

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  • Posted By: Logan77
  • January 27, 2008
  • 05:43 AM

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 to day. 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!

Thanks
Logan

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  • No one has any help?
    Logan77 3 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 05:13 PM
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  • Thanks so much for your reply. I dont have any of the other symptoms listed in any of those articles. Just constant stiffness and poping in my back. I love having people walk on my back :) Did you have other symptoms associated with LD? I grew up in the Mountains and we did have tick problems, so this would make some sense. I would love to just find out what is wrong with me. I cant keep walking around like this! Thanks for your help. Logan
    Logan77 3 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 01:08 AM
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  • What is your diet like? What do you drink/eat on a daily basis? I have personally found that when I eat foods with HFCS(high fructose corn syrup) my upper back problems are much worse. I am planning on clearing HFCS with my next NAET (Namudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques) treatment. Do you have any menstrual difficulties? This can sometimes cause referred back pain. Also liver/gb inbalance. Have you tried acupuncture? I definitely think it would help. Give it at least 3-4 treatments before you notice a difference. There is no quick fix for this. but please do try the acupuncture. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 01:41 AM
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  • Thanks for the response, my overall diet is not terrible, could use imporvment. I have not tried accupuncture, I would consider this. I would really just like to get a grasp on what is going on, it's been a problem for so long now, I just want to stop wasting money on different doctors and find what is the true problem.
    Logan77 3 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 01:48 AM
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  • Hello, hope you feeling better now. i have the same problem and the worse of it is the morning stiffness and also when I go to the gym the following day can be of continued pain. I think it is called fibromyalgiahttp://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/631/main.html#cont Please let me know if you have improved somehow...thanks:)
    sandyr 1 Replies
    • September 29, 2008
    • 01:32 AM
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  • I have been experiencing the exact thing you are referring to. I went years with out any relief. Unfortunatly the doctors dont really believe me and always dismiss my claims. The stiffness after many years has turned into really bad pain. I finally found a doctor who diagnosed me with fibromalgia and I am on pain meds. There is not a cure for this but the pain meds seem to help a little. It sucks though because I have been going thru this since I was 27 and I feel so old. I am depressed a lot and no longer very active. I dont have any desire to do all the things I used to do. Good Luck
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  • I have had back pain in the same area as well. The only thing that works for me is celebrex and physical therapy/ ultrasound. The PT said my scapula was a bit off from where it was sopose to be. I also have a vertebrae that is out of alignment which causes the muscles on the opposite side to clench up and compensate for the opposite side which has been causing the pain. I to get relif from streching over a ball, i use to use a volleyball to pop my back it works, but my muscles are so tight it hurts like ***l! Massage is wonderful too. I am not up for surgery becuause I am a nurse and have never hear that surgery works for the pain unless its a major problem.
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