Hi Everyone, I am glad that I recommended this part of the forum. I have been experiencing Upper Back issues and still learning to cope on dealing with them. I am going to spend some time looking at the posts to find anything I can relate to involving the upper back. I have never had back issues before til recently, so I've been nervous and scared in dealing with it. It's such a huge departure from my usual self, so adjusting has been hard.
Talking about the symptoms has been difficult as well, because I'm not that educated about the upperback, and still have yet to see a specialist (currently working on that). In the meantime, I don't want to stress myself out more trying to diagnose myself, but also feel it is important to articulate things the best I can. So far I have felt the type of emotions anyone with new undiagnosed issues feels, so I have been mostly working on a lot of that -- pacing myself each day, as I learn more straight facts and adjust to the discomfort. I'm new here, so I will be trying to learn as much as possible without wigging myself out.
As I get more comfortable in talking about these new symptoms I have been having, hopefully I will find someone with similar issues and not feel as embarrassed talking about it. I know I shouldn't, but because this is new to me, I am sorting through the difficulty and everything at a pace that is comfortable for me. It's difficult to talk about, but am sure that I will have something to learn/share with others. The support from this site will be helpful for me to articulate what's been going on, and give me the headspace to learn and articulate all this upper-back/nerve/skeletal/muscle stuff.
My situation doesn't seem that bad right now compared to some major things others may be dealing with, but I currently feel like it could lead to something or get worse over time, if I am unable to address it properly. My threshold for the nerve issues in my upperback isn't very high, though I am usually tough when it comes to other sorts of things.
Right now I am mostly just trying to learn how to articulate my symptoms, work on feeling more open about talking about them, coping with reality that it may be awhile before I find out what is going on, not trying to catastrophize my issues, and be rational in coping. Thanks for everyone's support, I'm in a chatty phase about what is going on because it's so new to me, frustrating, and uncomfortable. I'm getting stronger each day, so far at least, and getting on this site is a great step for me.