For the past 3 months I have been having a pain/burning feeling in my upper back. Around the rhomboid major. It is strictly in this area. I'm not real sure how to describe this, but I will attempt to be as detailed as possible. Here goes....
I am a 27 year old male. I am constantly working on computers with my job and at home. I am fairly healthy; not overweight, probably slightly underweight. I work as a receptionist at a Massage retreat. I work 6 days a week, most of the time from 1 PM to 9 PM. Approx. 3 months ago I had a massage by one of our therapists. She has a heavy hand but I did not feel any discomfort or pain during the massage. A couple days after, throughout the course of the day my upper back (left hand side) would tingle like the feeling of your leg going to sleep. Then it would start to burn tremendously and uncontrollable. I dealt with it for about a week or so but then it became unmanageable. In the mornings it would be fine but as the day would go on it would get worse and worse. 2 months later I decided it was time to visit a chiropractor. After x-rays he told me that i had a 5 degree curve at the bottom of my spine. However my spine itself was in great condition. Proper spacing of vertebrae and nothing really out of the ordinary. He told me he wanted me to come back twice a week for a couple of months for adjustments. I went for 2 weeks. He would put what seemed like a car buffer on my back and move it around, then use something that sounded similar to a hole punch on my spine and 'clicked' it. Followed by electric therapy with ice pack and a Bio freeze application. After 2 weeks I started to lose faith in this type of healing, I wanted something with a more definite answer. That, and money was starting to be a concern. I cannot afford to pay 50 bucks a week. Yesterday, I went to an Urgent care facility. After speaking with the doctor, and receiving x-rays, they told me they were stumped. So now I am stuck with not knowing what to do next.
This burning develops over the day and intensifies. The only relief i get is to lay on my back with arms at my side, or standing with hands clasps behind my back. However this does not subdue it for long. It eventually finds it's way back. Anything that involves me leaning forward tends to aggravate it. I have full range of motion and moving my arms in any way does not hurt. I have had several ideas as to what is causing it, but not being in the medical field myself, I'm just not sure. I thought maybe during the massage I had a muscle pulled and due to my work schedule i have not been able to allow it to heal properly.
The burning and pain has become depressing and is acting as a de-motivator. I'm not sure what to do next. The last doctor i saw suggest i see an orthopedic doctor or a neurologist. I have begun doing light stretching throughout the day and using correct posture while sitting/standing. All to no good result. Any ideas. Feel free to ask questions, I feel i might have left some important information out, but I can't recollect what else to say. Thanks in advance.