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Constant back discomfort & tight muscles

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  • Posted By: Stephanie953
  • August 23, 2008
  • 08:37 AM

Hello. I am 21 years old and have had a back problem since I was 15 years old. It started one day when I woke up and I did not want to move because I felt such intense pain in my back. I went to the ER and they gave me muscle relaxers. I have seen several doctors and had many tests. I was told I might have arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. I have a slight curve in my spine, I constantly feel discomfort in my back, neck, and shoulders, my muscles in those areas are very tight, and often my neck feels like a toothpick with a bowling ball on top of it. I am desperate to find out what is wrong. Can anyone help?

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