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In June last year I played tennis and vividly remember trapping a nerve or pulling a muscle of some sorts in my back. Taking the naive 'it'll get better with ibuprofen' approach, I stubbornly got on with life paying no attention to the developing pain, before realising in the summer that it wasn't getting better, but worse.
Fast forward to now and I'm in a real pickle. Despite the exercises I've been doing - a combination of those suggested by the physio and pilates strengtheners - my neck and upper back pain has got really bad recently, culminating in today's pain which not even massage, hot/cold therapy and anti-inflammatories can solve. I'm really concerned that this long term problem - it's been nearly 8 months now - has developed into something more serious, and I'm massively confused what to do about it. I don't feel the physio i'm seeing truly understands the depth of the problem, but I'm dubious about seeing an osteopath or chiropractor privately. The main exercise he gave me to do forces the neck one way whilst turning the body the other, and chin tucks - the latter are painful as they feel like they're putting pressure on the spine. To be honest, I'm extremely concerned I've given myself myofascial pain syndrome, as a lot of the effects of this seem to be in play - including the increased popping of my joints. A few days ago I did some moderate lifting of furniture and the nexr morning couldn't move my neck - ever since, I've had knots in my back and neck that won't release even with a good session with the hardcore roller.
I don't suppose any of you have any advice or thoughts on what I should do? I'm pretty desperate - sport aside, it's becoming more and more difficult to do everyday things such as strum the guitar or even pick clothes off the rail.
Thanks in advance,
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