It all started about 5 years ago, I would have strong pains in my right arm. As it continued the pain started to leak in to my shoulder and back, at times the pain got so bad I couldn't even work. I have seen many physical therapists, doctors, specialists, etc. One night my nerves flipped on me so bad, I blacked out and I lost feeling in my arms and legs. That night a doctor gave me a muscle relaxer, soma, which I feel and other doctors has had ever lasting effecting on my nerves and muscles.
Today, I have a rediculously hard knot of nerves in my back, it's about the size of a baseball and it controls my shoulder, back, arm and hand. When I feel like I "break" it up my muscular actions feel back to normal, but they continue to tighten up (like they placing for screws in my back and driving them in) on me and are extremely painful at times, I can't sleep which really throws my biological clock off.
The good news I don't have any extensive nerve damage, but no doctor has been accurate to prescribe what I have, first it was carpal tunnel, then ms, fibromayalga, and the closest thing that makes sense is myofacial pain. I am still a young and active guy at the age of 40, and just last week I had a fever that dropped and raised my body temp from 94 to 103 due to infection in the area where "rub" out the knot.
If anyone here, (hoping and praying) has been through this, heard of it, knows someone who had it, let me know, I would love to hear from someone, especially someone who beat it. Thank you.
I know this is an old post, but I have to say I relate to what browntollio is going through. I"m only 24 years old myself, but have been dealing with something very similar the past few years.....nobody has been able to explain it. The closest I have come to realize what it may be is "Myofascial pain"...
For me, there are knots all over my back, ribcage, pelvis, chest, neck, and the area behind my ears...and when they are "released", I feel better...but eventually everything resets back to normal.
I began to REALLY notice it after I injured myself at work, and had to have Carpal Tunnel surgery, and Deviated Septum surgery. After the surgeries, I haven't been myself...but i'll be back. It would of course though, be very helpful to know what exactly is going on....and know how I can best treat myself other than what i'm doing now(spending tons of money on masssage treatment, osteo/chiro visits, etc)> There's gotta be a way for the knots to go away...permanently. The buggers