21 year old suffering from chronic pain

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21 year old suffering from chronic pain

I just discovered this forum and am in need for advice. My situation is desperate and depressing.

For about 2 years now I've suffered from chronic pain literally everywhere in my body. I used to jog and lift weights until the problems kept piling up and I suspect it all stems from my back

Upper back: I get pain when turning my head mostly and sometimes while getting up or bending. The pain happens in my scapula area.

Lower back: I get pain occasionally when bending down or picking something up. I often times feel spurs of pain on the sides.

Shoulder pain: I believe I have impingement. I can't do pushups, touch my back or lift weights without some sharp pain or weakness.

Knee/leg pain: ehen jogging or running, I'll get pain all over my legs after a while. It mostly happens in the shins and knees. I also had a bakers cyst that went away, but still get pain when bending the knee. I'll sometimes get groin and hip flexor pain but its pretty minor.

The main leg problem is the imbalance. My right leg always feels more used and strained. My chiropractor said my pelvis is out of alignment.

I literally don't know what to do. Ive gone to three physiotherapists/chiropractors and the problem still persists. I have no clue where to start. I have had to give up so much because of this... I now limit myself to cycling and one day of basketball or jogging a week and even then my legs will still flare up. Physio is expensive. I have an MRI for my shoulders coming up and I'm going to see a sports doctor soon

I realize that this is a spine/neck pain forum so you may not have all the answers.. Should I get my back/pelvis looked at again? I think this may be the cause of my pain.

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Hello....

It is good you had some kind of testing, MRI shoulder area, but there are many other tests that can be done to help find source of your symptoms.

My primary doctor tried to work with my chronic pain about two years before referring me to pain management.
That was best thing for me!

He did different testing of my spine....my entire spine.
And he always reviewed the testing CDs himself, often times commenting what the written impressions noted as error or omissions of situation that he saw.

For me, the EMG was most revealing of spinal issues not previously noted.
I have cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sacral issues, so I too have pain throughout my body...worse on some days than others,but with certain pain I can count on feeling daily.

The edge has been taken off and I'm stable with the treatments and medications.

Seeing a spine specialist was the best thing for me!

While you are waiting for testing and to get closer to a diagnosis, you may want to limit some of your activities that are causing pain. I'm not a medical professional, so all I can speak to is from experience.
But I think especially the jogging...jarring your entire spine...well, you just want to be careful and not worsen any situation you may have.

You also may want your chiropractic manipulations on hold until you're more fully evaluated.

Not as a self diagnostic tool, but to show how certain areas of spine can be effected and cause pain in sometimes surprising areas of the body, you may be interested to look up dermatrome map.
Can use search on this site, upper right on page.

I am not a medical professional. Anything I write is from my own experiences.

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Savage wrote:It is good you

Savage wrote:
It is good you had some kind of testing, MRI shoulder area, but there are many other tests that can be done to help find source of your symptoms.

My primary doctor tried to work with my chronic pain about two years before referring me to pain management.
That was best thing for me!

He did different testing of my spine....my entire spine.
And he always reviewed the testing CDs himself, often times commenting what the written impressions noted as error or omissions of situation that he saw.

For me, the EMG was most revealing of spinal issues not previously noted.
I have cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sacral issues, so I too have pain throughout my body...worse on some days than others,but with certain pain I can count on feeling daily.

The edge has been taken off and I'm stable with the treatments and medications.

Seeing a spine specialist was the best thing for me!

While you are waiting for testing and to get closer to a diagnosis, you may want to limit some of your activities that are causing pain. I'm not a medical professional, so all I can speak to is from experience.
But I think especially the jogging...jarring your entire spine...well, you just want to be careful and not worsen any situation you may have.

You also may want your chiropractic manipulations on hold until you're more fully evaluated.

Not as a self diagnostic tool, but to show how certain areas of spine can be effected and cause pain in sometimes surprising areas of the body, you may be interested to look up dermatrome map.
Can use search on this site, upper right on page.

I think you're right about one thing - holding off on any chiropractic visits until I get a clear visual of what's actually wrong. I made the mistake of seeing my chiropractor and physio and having them adjust me without actually knowing what the source of the problem is... I want to to my own rehab exercises, but I have no clue where to start

When you say that you are stable, are you still able to be active? It's very depression having to put aside many physical activities due to all of these injuries.. I really hope that it is my spine or pelvis that is messed up, that way once I fix the problem all other parts of my body will be back to normal.

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