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All over back pain Into neck.

I have chronic pain throughout my whole back all the way to my neck. It has been getting worse. It doesn't matter if I sit, Stand, or lay down, nothing helps. I try to do the stretches for physical therapy and I also get massages and ten minutes after my back is just hurting again. I went to my medical providers and they took an xray of my back and said that it wasn't my spine that it was my muscles. they have given me three forms of medecine, Flexerol, methacarbonal, and now this little greenish pill. (Don't know how they are spelled lol) But none of them have worked to ease any of the pain. Does anyone know what could be wrong with me or how to help? I am in the military and I am afraid this will greatly affect my career.


  • is the best thing that you can do for your muscles, and no matter if it seems like the PT isn't helping right now, you really need to stick with it, faithfully in order to get the benefits of it.
    Take the medications as they are directed to be taken and keep up with the massage. Have you used ice or a heating pad to see if it helps loosen the tightness a bit?
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  • I have to agree with Sandi on this. I've had a hard time with rehab mainly because I couldn't do some of the exercises that the physical therapist wanted me to do. Now that I am on medication and acupuncture, I am able to do some of the core strengthening exercises and it is helping to reduce my pain. Know that the exercises will need to be part of your lifestyle to avoid the back pain from coming back. Posture is also very important. Be grateful the back pain is muscular in origin!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
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