Looking for ANY advice - I feel like I've tried everything. I'm 24 years old and have had upper back pain and neck pain for 5+ years. It's been a long journey of trying to find solutions and nothing has helped long term.
It's a dull pain in my shoulders, in between my shoulders, in my neck. All I ever want is to be massaged all the time. The muscles are so tight and tired.
I've tried 3 months of physical therapy, I've gotten an MRI (found nothing), I've gone to a sports doctor who just prescribed pain killers that didn't do much, I've gone to medical doctors, I've gone to a chiropractor for 2 years, and I do hot yoga 3+ times a week. I have a back roller, a back massage roller, I have a cervical traction device, firm mattress, approved neck pillow from my chiropractor. An xray shows that my neck is pretty straight - straighter than it should be, but nothing has changed from getting adjustments, etc.
I also have bad tendentious and TMJ - which I know isn't maybe covered by this forum, but I feel like there must be a reason I have all these muscle pains.
I played volleyball in high school but that was about it, nothing too aggressive. I'm a physically active person - yoga and running mostly. BMI is 20.6
I work a desk job, which definitely does not help, but I stand a decent amount of the day.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this at this young of age, this constant, and this long?