I am 23 years old in good shape.. I have been dealing with back pains for well over 2 years now but its been getting worse these last few months. It started off with being told I strained some tendons in my back and I had muscle spams and I was put on medication for that... I experienced a short period where I had no pains at all.. the pain came back and just recently became worse. It is at the point where the slightest touch send me into tears from it hurting.. I have tried heating pads, stretches, massages, muscle relaxers... everything really.. The pain feels like someone is punching me over and over again in that area of my back. It is the whole left side of my upper back.. some mid-lower pain but that is nothing compared to the pain I feel on the upper back.. My parents noticed that the left side was raised higher than the right side, very hard to the touch and even when they slightly touched it, it felt like a knife going into my back... Any ideas?