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Old 10-05-2008, 01:11 PM   #1
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For the past 2 weeks, every day I wake up, whether I slept on the floor, on a couch, or in a really comfy bed, my upper back KILLS, to the point where I feel like I can't even move. When I force myself out of bed, after a few hours it starts to feel better, and by evening I usually can't even feel it anymore, but then the cycle starts the next morning again.

I went to the doctor two weeks ago and she mentioned at that time it was probably just a cold since I had no other symptoms (and other than being really tired and weak feeling lately, I don't other symptoms - throat, nose, etc. are all fine).

Any ideas? Could this be stress?
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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stress. start stretching out, being active & eating right.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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Could be stress.... but why are you stressed? Life is great, you run every day, I think you enjoy your new job, no one harrasses you, etc. You did also used to be very sore at previously stressful times... so it makes sense.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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I'd say try a massage. If it doesn't work long-term, at least you got a massage. They're fun.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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I'd say try a massage. If it doesn't work long-term, at least you got a massage. They're fun.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #6
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I remember a period when mine used to hurt every morning. Only thing I've done differently since then is working out.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:50 PM   #7
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do you weight train?
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:25 PM   #8
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You might try rowing. It's not the most exciting exercise in the world, but after a few weeks if your form is right you should notice a significant increase in back strength.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:40 PM   #9
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You might try rowing. It's not the most exciting exercise in the world, but after a few weeks if your form is right you should notice a significant increase in back strength.
I support this statement. Back pain is often a product of overbearing "front" muscular formation. In proportion, overdevelopment of the pecs majors, minors, and other muscles can promote bad posture and bad back positioning. This can put a strain on the musculature, the spine, etc. Strengthening the entire back can help counter this and fix many problems entirely, depending on what your's may be.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:10 AM   #10
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massage would be my first guess as well.

I was experiencing something similar a couple years ago... the problem fixed itself when I was in a moderately bad car accident. I'm guessing the force from the impact fixed whatever was wrong, but a message would have been cheaper
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:23 AM   #11
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I'd say try a massage. If it doesn't work long-term, at least you got a massage. They're fun.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:51 PM   #12
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Don't wake up?
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:46 PM   #13
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i think you got a bad posture ... probraly with the posture when you sit in front of the computer ...

i used to have those symptoms too
if that's your case, u might have to check out on the web on how to improve posture ..

sit up with your back straight on the wall should help? use heat vapor anti-inflamation oinment on the back helps (since this is an cronic pain, so heat is good)

hope this works
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:02 AM   #14
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If it keeps happening, see the doctor again, or consider a chiropractor. You can also try some of the exercises and stretches linked to in this thread, although they are more lower back focused. However, if it's a serious problem for you, you should seek professional help.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #15
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What happens on days you don't wake up? o.O
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