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My first post and I am moaning! Actually I am just posting as I am suffering with a condition which I believe may be misdiagnosed, however I could be wrong.
I have had neck, shoulders and upper back pain for the last three years. The pain is not severe but is certainly unremitting, i have it 24/7.
I notice it gets worse after certain exercises (weight training), lifting my son (or anything!), and walking for anything over 20 minutes ccauses my mid back muscles to be very sore and ache. I then have to sit down for a while.
The only main relief I get is from lying on one side with my neck supported. It feels like the muscles finally get a bit of rest.
I get frequent headaches, some are very painful. they start at the base of my neck and travel over my head in a vice like grip.
The area each side of my shoulders is always very taught and If i press in with my hand I can at least get a tiny bit of temporary relief.
I also get ear pain, hand pain and occasional pins and needles in my hands. In fact sometimes a finger or two will cramp up (I am a guitar player so this is a problem!).
The kicker is that I have had an MRI of my neck and upper back. The only thing showing is a dessicated disk and Bone spur in my Thoracic.
The Rheumatologist has diagnosed Fibromyalgia or some form of central pain syndrome. I dont have widespread pain other than the aforementioned, (other than a dodgy right knee).
I am utterly convinced that this is still CS, however I am flogging a dead horse as far as the NHS goes.
My reasons for remaining convinced also come from my Dads Spondylosis condition, which he says is very similar pain wise.
Any thoughts on the matter is much appreciated. I realise this isnt the place to be diagnosed, but I guess if anyone does think it's similar, then maybe there are some exercises etc that I could do (or avoid!) to get some relief.
Unfortunately I have a stomach issue which is also undiagnosed, it means I cant seem to take painkillers, maybe the odd Ibuprofen, but thats it. This makes things a lot harder, and I am on my third round of long term sick at the moment.. very stressful!
Any pointers gratefully received, and I think forums like these are a great source of information sharing.
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