Hi I'm Chris and I'm from Norway. Please bear with me, I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm 21 years old and I have had some back pain for a while, overall it's making my life quite grim and less enjoyable, and the worst part of all is that I can't seem to get my doctor to do anything about it.
Ever since I was a kid I was told that I had a minor scoliosis and that I might get some back pain when I grew up.
At the age of 14 I was playing soccer when I shot pretty hard with my left foot and I heard a crack in my back and and had a tremendous paralyzing pain. It felt as if a bone had broken or something, and the pain was in around my left shoulder blade That's when it all started.
Shortly after it started getting better until a point where I just have had manageable but sharp pain and irritation in the area, slowly it spread to the other side. The doctor just gave me some anti inflammatory drugs that did absolutely nothing.
Now many years after I have a very stiff and uncomfortable neck and a tight lower back, last year the chiropractor I went to told me that I probably had irritated nerves in the lower back and that I just need to keep a good posture and it would go away. I do my best at having a straight posture but it's not helping, my upper back is just a little bit arched because of the minor scoliosis. I was called into the army and I had to attend for 6 months when I just couldn't do it anymore because of the pain.
I have really tight muscles around the body, specially my hamstrings, rear, quadriceps, back and my forearms. My forearms are really tight, it feels like I have a pinched nerve that goes from my neck, down my shoulder, biceps, down my forearms and down to the palms of my hands. I also think that I have irritated nerves that go down my legs.
The main problem is that my neck is really tense all the time, when I sit in class or on my computer or anywhere at all it's really uncomfortable. My shoulder blade area pain is sharp but it's manageable as it always gets better, the trapezium pain is really annoying, as soon as I have a bag on my back they get irritated and my shoulders have to drop and my neck gets even more tense. The lower back is just tight, it doesn't hurt much, and it just feels tense when it hurts.
Personally I think it's one or more nerve pinches, and I don't understand why my doctor doesn't think that I need an MRI. I've been in pain for many years and I'm way too young to be so physically burdened. It's almost as he doesn't take my problem seriously, as if it's just some minor pain.
Every single day I believe that most of the pain can go away, but I'm not a doctor so I don't know what to do. What do you think I should do? Do you think I can reach a full recovery or at least a pretty good one?