I injured my back about a year a half ago by simply reaching forward for something while in a sitting position. As I reached forward, I felt a sharp pain in my back on my right side between my spine and shoulder blade. I now have had chronic muscle spasm in this area for this long. I also now get pain in other areas of my back, but doctor's say it's all related to this one area that was initially affected. I can still feel the exact spot, but it doesnt hurt to the touch, more of an internal sharp feeling. I have seen a chiropractor, gone through 2 rounds of physical therapy to strengthen my core muscles, had mannitol injections, "muscle release therapy" to correct postural issues, deep tissue massage, and now a physical therapist who does "manual therapy". So far nothing has helped at all. This PT who is doing manual therapy seems to be the best guy so far as he is actually digging in and attempting work out the knots in my back, but they just come right back. His theory is that when I leaned forward, a rib may have shifted out of place, which is causing my back pain. I was kind of buying this at first, but I've had an MRI and it came back clear, so I'm thinking it would have showed a rib out of place.
Does anyone have any other suggestions or ever heard of anything similar to this? I'm 28 and have no history of back pain, never played physical sports or had any kind of major injury, just reached forward and now my back is so messed up!
My primary care doctor wants me to schedule with a nueromuscular specialist to test for any autoimmune diseases, but it's not like I just woke up feeling this way, I definitely can remember the exact moment where I reached forward and felt that sharp pain over a year ago.