I've had pain in my upper back/shoulders/back of neck for years now. No one knows why or what causes it. It is very tender to the touch and massages make my cry. I've been to a chiropractor, I have had physical therapy, and I've even tried acupuncture, but nothing has helped. Any ideas?
Before having massage, it is very recommended to relieve the pain with non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. Only when the acute pain is over, you should go to massage. Needless to say, you should go on with the physical activity but do not overload the upper back. Swimming is the best! If you work at PC, try to do light gymnastics for 2-3 min once in 2 hours.
It is difficult to say what causes that pain. Apparently, it's a vertebral disorder - what did the doctor said?
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