"BRUCE-- I HAD THIS. I AM FINE NOW. I BELIEVE THIS COMES FROM MUSCLE SPASM of muscles under and around the scapula, specifially the serratus muscle and perhaps other scapular stabilizers. The fix for me was heat, trigger point/myofasci..."
"The original poster I believe is suffering from Lower Crossed Syndrome. It is a muscular imbalance that comes from sitting and bad posture. Hammies get tight, core is weak, pelvis is forwardly tilted. This is a postural issue. Stretching..."
It's important I tell you your post changed my life. I was in serious pain for about 4 weeks- after I read this, it seemed like common sense. So I straightened up my posture and in a full day felt myself recovering. I had been to a chiropractor 3X (I'm not one to go to any medical source for help, but it was that bad), it helped loosen up my neck at that point, but really I was no better. Weeks later, after I read your post, I went walking pretending I had a band forcing my shoulders back and held my held up strong and felt as though my muscles were going back to how they should be. I just want to thank you, I'm so grateful I came across it in my random search for relief!
I read a few of your posts about pain caused by posture. I wanted to give affirmation to your diagnosis. I have been in chronic pain for 5+ years. I have had exhausted all other options. My symptoms started with a knot in my neck that progressed to such extreme and constant pain I have been unable to work. I have tried anti inflammatory medications, injections of all kinds in all possible locations (neck, shoulder, rhomboid, nerve root), I had a disectomy of C5-6, then a fusion surgery that only made things worse. At this point I truly believe it is a retraining of the muscles that is necessary. I am going to take your recommendations and run with it. I will keep you informed. Thanks for caring and sharing. I would add to those just beginning this quest.. start with the posture improvement
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