Let me start out by saying that I'm 33, and consider myself too young to NOT be able to participate in physical activity without experiencing pain/discomfort for days or even weeks. This has been going on for at least three years. The simplest activity of any nature can reaggravate the problem. I do not recall any specific incident when my pain started. I just slowly became unable to complete my 30-60min non-competitive weight-lifting routines without experiencing at least some discomfort in or around the lower half of my right trapezius. The pain is not severe when present, and not constant... it just recurs very easily. I can go for months with no pain at all, but the simplest physical exertion will bring the problem back. My PCP diagnosed it as muscular pain, prescribed NSAIDS & physical therapy. The NSAIDS help a bit, but the physical therapy seemed to do little if anything. The first spinal specialist I saw at the orthopedic clinic diagnosed me with Scheurmann's Kyphosis and thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy, from my thoracic MRI. He said basically the only thing I could do to try and prevent the problem from recurring was to strengthen my back muscles... even though repeated efforts of every imaginable kind of workout routine just result in the pain returning. After another visit to him with the same result, I got a second opinion, who sent me for a cervical MRI speculating that the problem could be in my neck. He diagnosed me with cervicalgia, saying that my scheurmann's was VERY mild, if present at all... but provided no help in actually fixing my problem. After two visits with him, I consulted a spinal surgeon who said he would "avoid surgery like the plague" if he were me, because I just didn't need it, and there was no gaurantee that it would even help my issue. They sent me to the pain clinic for a series of epidurals... even though I wasn't experiencing any pain at the time of my visit. The nurse at the pain clinic on my first visit seemed to be the most knowledgeable person that I'd come in contact with over this whole ordeal. I learned more from her than any of my doctors. She told me I had some inflammation in a few of the discs in my neck... which no one else had told me to this point. Anyway, the first epidural didn't seem to do anything, and the second shot, two weeks later, actually seemed to induce pain over the course of the next week, rather than alleviating it. The only other point of interest is that I experience a light amount of pain if I scretch my right trap by bowing my head, then rolling it toward my left shoulder. So what should my next step be? Would a chiropractor help, or should I seek another specialist of some kind? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.