A year ago, I received an intense bear hug. There was sharp pain for about a week and then the sharp pain subsided and became a deep, achy feeling I am experiencing now.
I had an MRI and x ray performed, but showed no signs of damage to the spine, bulging disc, and etc. However, I still have this chronic pain that is affecting my left erector spinae mid back. This pain has caused my lower back and neck to hurt as welI had chiropractic adjustments as well as deep tissue massages. They provided quick relief, but the pain always returned the next day.
The best position I noticed is for me lay flat (the pain gets worst with more I sit and stand). I also noticed whenever I tried to put myself in a bent over row position, my left mid back muscles instantaneously starts tensing up.
I started going to physical therapy and been treated with Graston 2x for 3 weeks, focusing on strengthening and stretching such as rows, I, Y, and T, and various stretches such as pec and lats. However I see minor improvements in my pain levels.
I am fed up with this pain and is ruining my quality of life. Has anyone ever experienced this injury and how did they overcome it? I would greatly appreciate any help.
Attach is a picture where i feel most of my pain.
This Stretch in this feel really makes my back tense up on the injured side.