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Sprain that never healed

kradatz1kkradatz1 Posts: 1
edited 04/12/2015 - 8:47 PM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Hello my name is Kyle and I'm 22 years old. I've been having back pain for over a year and 3 months. I originally hurt my back in January of 2014 working out in the gym. I thought that I had just pulled a muscle, so I rested and it felt better. I continued to exercise for months and I re-injured my mid back to the point where I couldn't bend forward or twist sideways. I went to the doctor and they said it was a sprain and that I had to rest. I rested and iced my back and the pain went down and I went back to exercising. I ended up straining my back again in July of 2014 doing pull ups, and since then I've had pain every single day. I now can't do any bit of exercising without causing my back to spasm. The pain is very dull but not very intense, it's more of a discomfort than an actual pain. It just feel like my back is knotted up everyday. I started seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist in January of 2015. I did everything he said and followed his treatment plan. The treatment plan included 4 weeks of two adjustments a week, and then 4 weeks of one adjustment per week. Also in the treatment plan was to see the massage therapist once a week. The pain and discomfort is still there. It has reduced by a lot and I would say Im 50% better. I still can't exercise, because I'm afraid to cause more pain which is always what happens. I'm not entirely sure if the adjustments or the massages have helped more, but I'm pretty sure it's been the massages because I can still feel the deep ligament pain. I'm really depressed about this because I used to be really involved with exercise and now I can't do anything at all. I don't know what else to do. Im worried that the sprain is never gonna heal and I'm always going to have ligament pain. I've seen an orthopedic specialist and all they want to do is treat the symptoms. And I feel like I don't trust my chiropractor because I'm still having discomfort and I'm not sure the adjustments are helping. If anybody knows about injuries that wont heal or have suggestions on supplements or regenerative therapy that would be great.


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