dx w Myofascial Pain
I too have been dx w Myofascial Pain. It was brought on by a mva (car accident). Before the 'accident' I was a housekeeper in a large hotel. I made several beds a day, cleaned tubs, vacuumed, and ran up & down halls and stairs all day. Now - 2 ys later - I am barely able to work pt as a sales associate in a dept store. I have been blessed in having an amazingly talented PT who knows from experience what I go through. I experience full back/neck pain & spasms. Its like my back is seperated into different sections: upper, mid, lower, and neck. Seldom do they all hurt at once except during a flare-up.
A few weeks ago I had the worst pain I have ever experienced. I thought I was having a heart attack, the pain in my upper back, upper chest, and neck was a 10++. I spent 3 days in the hospital having evey kind of heart test. Everything looked good. I left the hospital the same way I entered, not knowing what happened. So last night my husband and I began our evening walk. I began to feel pain/tightening in my mid-back but kept walking. Within minutes I had that same pain in my upper back I had weeks before. It lasted 3 hours! I took my meds (esp muscle relaxant) and sat w a heating pad. The pain gradually went away but not completely. This a.m. I woke with cramping and mild tightness.
I am beginning to think this is all a part of the Myofascial Pain Disorder. Any ideas out there? Really could use some help. Ive never felt anything this intense before. Im worried I wont be able to exercise (walk) as much. (It really helps!) Thanks in advance!!