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Chronic Tension Headache and Upper Back Pain For 6 Years

Postby Mattylw32 on Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:58 pm

I have been suffering from a permenant chronic tension headache, severe tightness around my right temple on the right side, neck pain, and severe muscle pain/knots by my right shoulder blade and in my right lat. it’s been 24/7 for 6 years.

I’ve seen my GP numeous times over the years, seen a Nuerologist, had nerve block injections, MRI’s, long courses of massage, accupunture, osteopathy, physio, posture correction, eyes tested...EVERYTHING.

It’s not daily or weekly pain. It’s been pain and chronic tension severely prohibiting my life 24/7 with no let up for 6 years. No one seems to have a solution or cause. I have to lay on a tennis ball on my upper back by my right shoulder blade whenever I can for minor relief, which hurts like hell, but brings a little pressure relief from the head.

It’s ruining my life, and making me not go out, constantly miserable and ruining my work and social life.

The only things I haven’t had is Botox or a trigger point type injections.

Any ideas at all?
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Re: Chronic Tension Headache and Upper Back Pain For 6 Years

Postby talkhealth on Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Hi Mattylw32

Thank you for your post. We are sorry to hear about your difficulties and can only imagine how exhausting trialling all the different options must be. Do have a look at our pain forum, we have two different sections one for back, neck and shoulder pain,, and one for treatments for pain, [url][/url].

We hope our members can share some options for you too. Please let us know how you get on.

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