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Hello! My name is Erika and I'm 23 years old. For about five years now, I've been suffering from chronic pain in my middle to upper back, which, google tells me - if I trust it - is much less common than lower back pain. I have no idea what the cause is, and in the past I've pretty much just tried to blow it off, but it's gotten to the point where I don't think I can do that anymore. As far as the pain goes, it's generally least bothersome in the mornings, immediately after waking up, and when I'm active. When I touch the area, it feels like I'm touching a bruise, but I constantly feel as though I want to put pressure on it, almost in the sense that I would want to scratch an itch. When I'm not touching the area, I generally feel a dull to moderate ache.
I also have scoliosis, though it's only been mentioned to me by doctors twice: once during an athletic physical when I was about 14 (I was X-rayed afterward and apparently it came back as "very mild") and once during a work physical about 3 years ago (it was only mentioned in passing). One of my shoulders is lower than the other, though, and the range of movement of that arm is somewhat limited, particularly when it comes to reaching behind me.
It's probably about time to see a doctor, ha (I'll be calling mine up tomorrow, actually), but in the meantime I thought I'd hang around here and get a feel for things.