Hello I am posting as a new user desperate for some advice! It's a long story but I will try to keep it short!
I am a 28yr old male, slim build (58kg), normally fit and healthy. I used to work out 2x a week lifting at the gym with no known injuries.
In May this year, I woke up one day with pain and stiffness in my neck. The pain moved positions, left side, right side, towards my ears and right around the back. The pain around the back of the neck felt like burning.
My doctors diagnosed me with swollen lymph glands in my neck due to possible virus and said they were most likely the cause of discomfort. (Medical term cervical lymphadenopathy)
Based on that theory, I was sent for various blood tests which were all normal, no signs of inflammation. I also experienced similar pain under my arms which I located to being the side of my ribs.
My symptoms lead to bone blood profile and a full body CT scan.
Bloods still normal, CT scan showed no abnormalities in Bones or lymph nodes.
So that's the background. Today my doctors (in the UK) have given up trying to find out what's wrong - I feel they are afraid to admit they got it wrong - this pain has nothing to do with my lymph nodes!
So where am I at today?
Well, the pains have changed but now settled to be fairly consistent.
The back of my neck is stiff and hurts slightly more to bend head forward. Feeling my neck, there are no tender spots and its very difficult to describe the pain and location,, the best word is stiff.
The last few days this pain has been felt going down towards my back and to the left shoulder blade although today its just my neck. I still have discomfort under my arms but not sure this is linked.
I am taking regular ibuprofen and sometimes this is effective, sometimes it isn't.
Has anyone got the slightest idea what is wrong? I am considering seeing a chiropractor/osteopath but I don't know what would be best.