About once or twice a year, I feel sharp pain in my upper back area. This usually starts out slow and gradually gets worse. It happens when I go to bed an lay down. I cannot lay flat or on either side. I have to get up and walk around in pain. I even have to lay on a flat floor in a fetal postion. This whole episode takes about 1-2 hours. After that, the pain subsided and was fine. I first noticed this about 6 years ago. I told my doctor and they think its muscular in nature - maybe from my posture (I lay in a recliner quite a bit.
I am in general good health - never smoked, good weight (I run mini-marathons). I am 52 years old. I have always been athletic. This period pain in my back confounds me. Has anyone out there ever experienced this?