i began getting bad upper back neck and shoulder pain on 18th september 2022 suddenly, which gradually became worse and worse so i went to see a chiropractor. after my first session i feel it really helped but then after my second it all went down hill again. i have stopped going now after 5 sessions and feel i am back at square one, if not worse. the pain is 24:7 i am never not in pain and it all over my back. The muscles on either side of my spine are hard and sore to touch constantly. the chiro mentioned something about thoracic-cervico dysfunction and said my left side muscles are very inactive so my right side is having to do everything.
my spine hurts, my ribs feel sore, lower back bones, shoulders, neck, everything. even my arm muscles ache. my shoulders and neck are extremely hard.
iv been trying to do stretches that were given to me and have been put on a waiting list for physio
my blood tests came back with slightly elevated results for an autoimmune response so been referred to rheumatology. i was given naproxen which doesn't help, amytripoline which i am too scared to try as i've never had a good response to any drugs except the standard painkillers, i also have only slightly low vitamin d levels.
as it's been nearly 2 months does anyone have any pain relief recommendations- and how long do these flare up's last? i take NSAID's, deep heat cream, deep freeze etc, it only helps for a bit and not completely. Also can anyone recommend any supplements that have helped them? starting to lost hope and don't want to be in pain forever
- also prob worth noting i haven't yet been diagnosed with anything, fibro was mentioned by the GP