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Thoracic pain to the sides of spine

NickJeffNNickJeff Posts: 1
edited 09/10/2015 - 10:30 PM in Chronic Pain
Hello all,
I'm new to this site but I've been having upper back pain for about 8 months now. I didn't injur myself and am 28 years old. I work at a desk during the day and sitting working on a computer definitely makes things worse, so I assume it's posture related and probably some weak or tired back muscles. Sometimes the upper back muscles hurt and feel tight or strained but the constant problem I can't figure out is the sore points along both sides of spine, right against the bone. If I poke my back right to the sides of the spine, right up against it and mostly between the shoulder blades, it feels inflamed and very painful. I've been doing physiotherapy for 6 months and get massages and the occasional chiro treatment when it feels like my vertebrae are really tight. I also try rolling a tennis ball or a harder ball along the sore spots but it doesn't help. Has anyone had this before? It definitely feels like inflammation of muscle or some soft tissue, but I haven't found any treatment that helps it. Thanks in advance.

upper back pain


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