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24 y.o with very "Stiff" back for years - nothing helps...

amtrakaamtrak Posts: 1
edited 09/04/2015 - 11:54 PM in Chronic Pain
So I am 24 and have had back pain for a good 10 years now since I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in middle school.

I work from home about 12+ hours on the computer a day for my online business.
I don't have anything close to "sharp pain" in one area - what I DO have though is a very consistent stiffness and mild pain throughout all of my spinal erectors and in my glutes.

I have tried and continue: Chiropractors, weekly deep tissue massage, OTC medicine, muscle relaxants including Baclofen, Skelaxin, and Flexeril, Yoga, working out daily, I own a tempur pedic mattress and a $1500 ergonomic office chair... it all helps a "little" but NOTHING gets me to that point of feeling true relief.

Everyone I know can sit 8+ Hours a day OR stand up for along time (truck drivers, farmers, etc that I know) and they don't suffer nearly the pain I do.

I am even right now trying out special "Kangen" water that's suppose to help with body pains.

I am really open to anything at this point to figure out what's causing my back and glute muscles to be so right and always causing this mild "discomfort".

What do you experts think? GP Doctors and Chiropractors really can't do a ton so I'm hoping for some answers here. Thank you!

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