Im an 18 year old kid. I've had several hip pains, foot pains and some other annoying pains from hip imbalances, tight muscles and such.
Those are solved. I went to rolfing. Amazing, he alligned my hips and legs, i feel more stable. got rid of all my pains EXCEPT THIS ONE.
I am having this tightnesses on my middle/upperback between my shoulderblades for almost a YEAR now. The whole time stuck with it. Let me try to describe it to you. It's like a tight pulling feeling between my shoulderblades, especially when i hunch over or twist to the sides. My back is all cracking. When i use a foam roller i hear my back crack at about 10 times not exagerating.
The pain kind of radiates to my chest sometimes, in front, when i hunch over. Somtimes my chest pops when stretching my back.
Also my ribs hurt / feel tight when i move my spine around a bit.
I think (but not sure) this started a year ago from squatting. Like the bars weight pressing on my upper back causing this pressure. Then it started very light, my back was slightly tight, and it could crack 2-3times softly. Over the weeks and months (after stopping weightlifting completely!) the pain got worse and worse, and my back started to crack on more places and way louder.
I went to a 'manual therapist' (chiropractor/ osteopath) guy several times. He told me i had some stuck vertebrae, so he 'cracked' my back and did some fascial release, also did some stretching on my back.
Now ok it gave some instant relief, but really temporaly, as i was home 3 hours later the tightness and cracking/popping was there again.
After visiting him a bunch of times and spending a lot of money, he said its OK now, you're vertebrae aren't stuck anymore, they are mobile again.
But i was like what the heck, the pain is still there.
He replied, yes, this is all i can do. I resolved the skeletal thing, the pain is something muscular.
I was like eehmmm ok, but i've been stuck with this for a year, and i would love to start lifting weights again, and i'm only 18 years old. Are you serious that i will be stuck with this annoying tightness around my spine for the rest of my life?
He said, i cannot help you further. It's probably some loading from your neck that puts stress on that spot, your ribs, chest, and uppberback are interconnected, that's why it radiates.
I asked him if i should take a scan or something, because i am really beyond frustration, really no one can solve this issue?
He said thats a waste of money and unhealthy because i wont see anything on a scan. He might be right.
My rolfer is actually the only guy that kind of gave me some real form of relief and insight in the problem, now somtimes i feel a tingly feeling like it is somewhat 'curing' in my back from his fascial release technique. The chiropractor dude was a ripoff.
But then, the rolfer also wasn't able to solve this. He also explains me that the ribs, upper back and chestbone are interconnected. He finds my pain very strange. He thinks it might be pressure from 'deeper into my core' (under the painful spot) and pressure from the neck ( above the spot) that causes it. I've done the 6 sessions already, don't know if the next session are going to solve my problem.
Now the question, please, can anyone solve me out, point me out into a direction how to solve this? Anyone experienced something similar? I have the feeling my back is getting this painful tightness worse and getting worse with every day.
It's not really that painful actually, its more intense tightness. Like i can do martial arts no problem. But having this tight feeling 24/7 and feeling slightly immobile makes me almost cry out of frustration after 1 year of it.
God bless you if anyone can help me out!