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Chronic Neck and Upper Back Pain at age 21

FromthetowerFFromthetower Posts: 1
edited 10/02/2014 - 7:26 PM in Chronic Pain
Hello, everyone.

I've visited this forum recently to help me realize I'm not the only one with chronic back or neck pain. We'll let me start off by explaining . About a year ago, after taking a new job where I'd sit and stare at a computer all day, I started waking up with a burning sensation that would radiate from my upper back between my shoulders to my neck. It was a constant pain. Along with that pain, I started getting constant headaches on my forehead and mostly on just one side of my head.

I went to my doctor and they assumed it was sinus issues and sent me home with medicine. Well, that didn't really help so I decided to go see a chiropractor after researching online. I went and was told after some X-rays, that not only do I have a straight neck, my spine is curved forward (I use to hunch over as a kid) and my lower spine is slightly curved to the side. My chiropractor didn't seemed too alarmed by this and reassured me I'll feel better after starting treatment. After some adjustments. I definitely started feeling better.

I stopped going, which I know I shouldn't have, because I was right back a year later.. With the same symptoms. I started again and it does help but I'm just so frustrated.

Along with my constant neck pain, upper back pain which are both usually tender to the touch, I get random head pains that aren't even headaches. They're more of just dull pains in random areas of my head. My chiropractor says it's a pinched nerve.

I just feel like I'm really young and along with the pain, came anxiety because I'm worried it's something else. I have a fear of getting a disease.

Has anyone else been diagnosed with a straight neck, or has had similar symptoms? How do you cope? Does it eventually go away? I'm a nervous wreck whose in constant pain.


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