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Old 03-07-2007, 06:41 AM   #1
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Upper Back Stiffness - Help

I have been having this problem off and on for a while now. Sometimes my upper back between the shoulder blades around my spine gets so stiff that is drives my crazy. There is a dull pain..nothing that has sent me rushing to the ER. I haven't had any back x-rays as of yet, but I have gone to the Chiro and had a back massage and my back adjusted which loosen up the stiffness quite a bit. This problem started not long after I had my daughter. I first thought it was a digestive problem because I would have really bad pain in my upper back during the night that woke me up. It felt like I had swallowed a pill that got stuck in my chest but the pain would be in my back instead. Only after taking 3 tums and drinking lots of water and sitting up for 30 minutes would stop the pain. So I figured acid reflux, but after seeing the Gastroenterologist she thought maybe gall stones, but everything came back normal. So after changing my eating habits, I dont' experience that intense pain anymore, but I now have this stiffness. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?????

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Old 03-07-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Upper Back Stiffness - Help

You Could Have A Degenerative Disk. Have An Mri Done.

 
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:36 AM   #3
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Re: Upper Back Stiffness - Help

What is a degenerative disk? Thanks

 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: Upper Back Stiffness - Help

Basically it is a result of our bodies growing older. As we age, our discs lose their flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorbing characteristics. They become brittle and the soft gel-like center of the disc starts to dry out and shrink.

 
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