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I am constantly feeling pain spanning from my upper back to my neck. I especially feel this on the right side of the right shoulder blade all the way up to the right side of my neck, also slightly on the left side too.

I have had this pain for about 9 months now. I have tried all sorts of things spanning from some back exercises to trying to sit straighter, but I can always feel a strain and an ache coming from this area. I do use the computer a lot, but even after coming back from a 2 week holiday, I could still feel the pain throughout and after the holiday, which is why I am confused what the solution could possibly be and what the best option to take would be.

I am thinking of potentially going to a chiropractor, but I don't know if this is the right option for the problem I am describing.

I hope you can help :)

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replied December 15th, 2017
General Q and A Answer A62771
Welcome to e health forum.

It is difficult to make a diagnosis without a complete medical history and physical examination.

Lower back or flank pain is a physical illness related to nerves, muscle, bone and abdominal-pelvic organ. The common causes (considering your age) include:

- Nerve root syndromes - these produce symptoms of nerve impingement (a nerve is directly irritated): Herniated discs, Spondylosis and Spinal disc degeneration

- Musculoskeletal pain syndromes like myofascial pain syndromes and fibromyalgia.

- Infections of the bones: Bacterial and spinal Tuberculosis

- Noninfectious inflammation of the spine (spondylitis) can cause stiffness and pain in the spine that is particularly worse in the morning

- Renal stone, stress, anxiety, depression and somatoform disorders.

The exact cause can be determined only with proper medical evaluation and hence it would be recommended to consult your doctor for proper help.

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