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Posted in: Back pain, and Neck pain.

Upper back pain/ Discomfort

Started by Flyx on 09/16/2017 11:45am

Hello. I'm a 28 year old male. I've been having on and off upper back pain for over a month now. Before this i've never had any serious health issues. The pain happens just below my shoulder blades. It first stared happening around the ending of July this year but subsided for a while so i just shoved it off. Then it started happening again In early August and it was constant for at least 3 weeks. It went away again for a whole week but just recently started again but this time i feel stiffness in my left and right arm and a little stiff in my neck. I feel like this probably happened to me because of my last part time job. I did alot of lifting at that job and i even threw a few heavy garbage bags in a dumpster and sometimes i would feel a little muscle stress. But strangely exercise makes my back feel alot better. I don't feel 100% but the pain almost completely subsides. I would like to get an opinion on this.


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Hi, Flyx--thank you for your post! We have lots of information on upper back pain that we're happy to share with you.

Here's a link to our Upper Back Pain Center: ( Upper Back Pain Center ). This article will connect you to our wealth of information on upper back pain. Also in this article, you'll get a snapshot of the basics of this type of pain, along with some simple remedies that might help relieve your pain.

It's great that exercise is helping you manage your pain! Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your spine. But if you're finding that exercise is just a short-term fix, it may be time to see your doctor. He or she may recommend medications, such as a muscle relaxant. Or, physical therapy and massage may help to relax muscles and relieve pain.

We hope this information is helpful and hope your pain subsides for good soon!