for about five years now i have been having really bad upper back and neck pain, tingling in upper back, and muscle spasms. and ive noticed my 18 yr old son is complaining of the same muscle pain in his upper back. we both get knots in them when they hurt. can anybody help?
First, if you’ve been having this back and neck pain, etc. for that long, you should go see your doctor right away. Some other possible remedies would be back stretching exercises and back strengthening exercises. Most of us do not maintain our backs very well, and this is essential in reducing problems. Having strong stomach muscles also helps support the back. There are very easy and quick exercises you can do that can help alleviate back pain fairly quickly.
It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve, as well. Re: muscle spasms, potassium can help this a lot, as well as other natural remedies. Bananas are one great source of potassium.
Another big possibility is posture. If you have poor posture, this puts a lot of strain on your back and neck. There are a lot of natural pain remedies, therapies, and back pain medicine or relaxants available, as well.
Dehydration is another big cause of back pain, or pain in general. I would make sure you’re drinking plenty of ‘hydrating’ liquids, not just coffee, soda, etc.
You might try some of the suggestions above and see if it will help. But, if this continues, you need to see your doctor. There can be a lot of causes of this, and it will only get worse if you don’t proactively work toward a solution.
on: 26th April 10