I am 27 years old and have had chronic sever pain in my neck and upper back since I was a toddler. I remember as far back as 11 needing my dad to get the same knott out from behind my shoulder blade that is still there, but my mom remembers my complaining of the pain for longer than that. I have chronic pain in my entire back and chronic headaches. I have seen chiropractors on and off since I was a child and IF I find a good one they can only temporarily aleviate the pain. I have always been active and have exercised my back and stretch every night religiously. I sit up and pull my shoulders back and squeeze my knees together multiple times a day and IT STILL HURTS. I have TMJ and have been receiving treatment for 3 years for that. My headaches are a little better but my back is still in constant pain. It get's worse when I lay down and can rarely sleep through a night. My chest has begun to hurt over the past year and I have fought pain and tinglining in my arms, wrists and hands on and off for years. My knees and legs hurt often and my feet alot of the time as well. I wear orthodics as I am flat footed, but still I have pain. I am tired of being toild it is wear and tear from years of competitve soccer, and injuries here and there. How is that possible at age 5? Oh, the other one I get is, "it must be stress." CONSTANTLY SINCE AGE 5?
Yes stretching and excercise help, SLIGHTLY and stress can make it worse, but I have not had 1 day that my back has not hurt that I can remember in my ENTIRE life. Anyone else ever experience this? I have done everything. I am even seeing a pain management doctor in a few days but I refuse to medicate the rest of my life. I have seen those medications destroy people and there has to be a cause doesn't there?????