So, I've always sort of had an achy upper back for as long as I can remember. I was always told to sit up straight etc. etc. Over the past 7 months or so it's gotten progressively worse and my neck has been troublesome also. I finally went to see a new chiropractor who gave me a full spinal x-ray including my neck. My neck x-ray showed a loss of cervical lordosis which explains the neck issues. I'm not so concerned about that as I've been told it's fixable and I'm already feeling better with a combo of chiropractor and adjusting how I sleep.
My biggest concern now is for my back. Below is the x-ray:">
So I know in the grand scheme of things (or at least after browsing the forum and googling images that's how it seems) that what's going on here isn't terrible, but I know it's not good. And it doesn't feel good. The area between my shoulder blades, particularly on the right hand side just burns and aches when I'm at work. I do work at a computer all day, something I am hoping to change in the future but for right now I'm stuck with it. Over the past 2 weeks it's been getting progressively worse to the point where I'm squirming and readjusting all shift and I can't make it a full 8 hour without icing my back. Last night ice didn't even help. The area around my right shoulder blade felt incredibly tight and very uncomfortable. Ice didn't help at all. I had to stop working and went home early. As I drove home my right arm started to hurt and just felt heavy. Sleep wasn't awesome and as I sit here typing this I am in quite a bit of discomfort. I'm near my breaking point! I can't make it through work anymore, and some days I don't even know how I manage it. I make every effort to sit properly but it doesn't seem to help.
I know there are no doctors here, and I'm going to see mine next week to see if I can get something for the pain and a referral to a specialist, but I'm curious if anyone has experienced something similar or has had x-rays that looked somewhat similar to mine. I feel like I'm walking around in the dark and it's very scary and frustrating.