I have been living with severe upper back pain for close to 9 years now. It was'nt always severe though, it has gotten progressively worse over the past 2 years. I am only 29 and I feel like I'm 60. I can't do anything for an extended amount of time before I am completely uncomfortable. I have had xrays, an mri, physical therapy, tens unit, heat applications, cold applications, orthopaedic surgeon, accupuncture, a physiatrist saw me, a chiropractor, massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, muscle relaxers, 800mg of ibuprofen, you name it. If I walk I feel like I'm turning to stone. I am extemely tight and tense 24hrs a day. I was told by the massage therapist that I was the only patient that she worked on that she could not get the muscles or "trigger points" to release! I was also told I was very hypertonic and thought it could be fibro myalgia. I also have "tender to the touch" legs. It hurts to inhale and sometimes while I'm inhaling I can feel things moving around back there. It hurts all the time. I am going to yet again another doctor in Feb. This time a rheumatologist because I'm at my witts end! I'm to the point where I don't care what the diagnosis is I just want relief. Does anybody know what this could be? I am desperate for an answer!!:confused:Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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