EXTREME tightness in back/shoulders/neck!
Hi, I have been dealing with this problem now for the past 3-4 years. It is mostly my upper back, shoulders and neck that get extremely tight, sometimes muscle spasm, and sometimes cause extreme pain surges so bad that I can't move.
My upper back, shoulders, ribs and neck are pretty much constantly sore to the touch and have a ton of knots.
I have tried massage, dry needling, chiropractor, muscle relaxation medication all with varying level of success. Chiropractor has probably been the most helpful however, when everything gets extremely tight, it seems to be less effective.
Any ideas on what I could try to fix this? Could dehydration be a cause for any of this? I know that I do a poor job of hydrating daily but wonder if that could be part of the problem.
I am an athletic 31 year old male with no other health problems.