I just discovered this forum and am in need for advice. My situation is desperate and depressing.
For about 2 years now I've suffered from chronic pain literally everywhere in my body. I used to jog and lift weights until the problems kept piling up and I suspect it all stems from my back
Upper back: I get pain when turning my head mostly and sometimes while getting up or bending. The pain happens in my scapula area.
Lower back: I get pain occasionally when bending down or picking something up. I often times feel spurs of pain on the sides.
Shoulder pain: I believe I have impingement. I can't do pushups, touch my back or lift weights without some sharp pain or weakness.
Knee/leg pain: ehen jogging or running, I'll get pain all over my legs after a while. It mostly happens in the shins and knees. I also had a bakers cyst that went away, but still get pain when bending the knee. I'll sometimes get groin and hip flexor pain but its pretty minor.
The main leg problem is the imbalance. My right leg always feels more used and strained. My chiropractor said my pelvis is out of alignment.
I literally don't know what to do. Ive gone to three physiotherapists/chiropractors and the problem still persists. I have no clue where to start. I have had to give up so much because of this... I now limit myself to cycling and one day of basketball or jogging a week and even then my legs will still flare up. Physio is expensive. I have an MRI for my shoulders coming up and I'm going to see a sports doctor soon
I realize that this is a spine/neck pain forum so you may not have all the answers.. Should I get my back/pelvis looked at again? I think this may be the cause of my pain.
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