December 5, 2013 10:42 AM Subscribe
Muscle pain in my back and chest is making day-to-day activities painful. Help me get rid of it.
posted by Diskeater to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have a nasty knot in my back that’s been around for the past four or five days. It feels like it’s right between my left shoulder blade and spine. The pain has now extended to my chest. It hurts to take a deep breath and I’ve ruled out the possibility of sneezing or laughing because it makes the pain unbearable.
Hot showers, medicine and massage do help but only for a bit. I sit at a computer all day and I’m trying my best to maintain correct posture and keep my back relaxed.
I don’t think I seriously injured anything – we slept over at my parents house last weekend and I think the bed destroyed my back. I’m fairly sure this knot will go away on its own in a few days but I’m looking for specific stretches, exercises, or techniques to get me to that point.