I'm 23 years old, not overweight, and in otherwise good health.
I just got home from seeing the spine specialist. He reviewed my 3 month old MRI (DEC 2014), and ordered a new one. He pointed out on the old MRI that I may have a herniation around C7. We are hoping that the new MRI will confirm this even more as my pain and symptoms have become worse since the last MRI (DEC 2014).
This is my question:
I have deep soreness in my right trap when I lower my shoulder. My muscle feels very knotty, and has a deep tenderness when I press on it. My upper back is extremely sore when I put my chin to my neck. There is a spot, the size of a dime, to the right of my spine (C6-C7) that is very painful when I barely pinch it. Also, the spot doesn't have a lot of feeling (when compared to the left side). I experience frequent headaches, and my upper back is extremely sore, but especially when I wake up in the mornings. If I try to run for longer distances, a have pain in my back when I breathe deeply. Sleeping causes me to be even more sore.
ibproprofen, naproxen, chiropractic, flexoral (spelling?), muscle relaxer, trigger point injections, massage therapy, etc.
I would love to hear what you guys think?
Thanks for your time.