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Chronic upper back, neck, and shoulder stiffness?

Why do my upper back, neck, and shoulder muscles tighten up so quickly after being loosened and relaxed? I literally can follow all of the tips to loosen these muscles and it will work, then a couple of minutes later it will revert back to the way it was. I have been to chiropractor, massage therapist, sports injury therapists, you name it. All have helped me in a way (I had a terrible spine and other issues they fixed), but none have fixed this one consistent issue. I even bought a neck traction pillow, which helps but does not alleviate the issue completely. What is going on?
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