I am a 23 year old male. I'm 6ft. and weigh 180lbs.
I have had a headache for about two months now that is consistently present. It has only left a few times. I feel the tension in my upper back, neck, and head. The headache is mostly in the back of my head, and it wraps around to my eyes. My neck, and upper back are extremely tight all the time. Turning my head to the left is easier than turning to the right. I can tell that the pain and headache is coming from the right side of back/neck. When I wake up in the morning, my headache is worst, and I start to loosen up after I get up and stretch/ move around. If I GENTLY pinch my skin to the left of C5-C6, It hurts really bad internally although I don't have much of a touch sensation in that area (I don't know how to better explain it). To the left of my spine, it feels normal, it's just a small area on the right side that is causing problems. If I tilt my head to the left I have poor range of motion and it feels real tight. Tilting me head to the right isn't a problem. If I push my shoulders back and drop them to focus on correcting my poor posture, I have pain around my shoulder blade that sometimes goes into my arm. It all feels stiff and painful and I haven't done anything to make this happen that I know of. It is becoming extremely debilitating and I've broken down yelling multiple times (it is painful).
I've had multiple brain, and spine MRI's. The brain MRI showed a small "spot" that my doctor said isn't related to cancer or MS. I have had it imaged twice in the past year to make sure it hasn't changed. My neck MRI showed that I have bulging disks, but my doctor said that they aren't terrible, and shouldn't be causing these problems.
I live in Nashville and went through SO MANY doctors to try and figure this out, but it doesn't seem like anyone wants to believe the severity of the agony I'm in, and they just try to get my out of the door as quickly as possible.
I've tried: muscle relaxers, ibuprofen, chiropractic, massage, exercise, "resting," epsom salt bath (with lavender oil), physical therapy, etc.