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Shoulder pain from working at computer, while sitting and standing

I'm in my 20s and spend all my time working on the computer. I have this recurring pain in my upper left back (Trapezius) which always bothers me towards the middle of the work day. When I massage the area, it feels knotted and tough. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jun 11, 2014 - 23 answers

My massage therapist broke me.

Last night I had a really painful massage and now I'm freaking out over how much it hurts. Is this normal? Should I go to a doctor? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Apr 11, 2014 - 23 answers

I think my back is dying.

I have been having some really really terrible back pain lately and I need to know roughly what it might be and what kind of doctor person I should see about it and what I can do in the meantime so that I don't end up defenestrating myself in order to escape it. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 20, 2013 - 23 answers

I'll take "Diseases I May Have" for $200, Alex

You are not my doctor. But you will probably spend more time thinking about what is wrong with me. What is wrong with me, anyway? I have an appointment January 4, should I go sooner. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Dec 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Smartphone injury?

I use my smartphone a lot and my hands/thumbs are getting sore. I know how to stave off pain from typing and hunching over my computer, but those techniques don't work for this. Can you recommend stretches or massage techniques? [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Nov 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Which muscle's giving me pain?

Which of my muscles is hurting and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by desertface on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 answers

What kind of massage should I ask for?

What kind of massage do I want to ask for? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Feb 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Don't touch me there!

YANMD or my physical therapist either, but maybe you know enough about the failure modes of the human skeletomuscular system to suggest possible reasons for the excruciating pain I feel when someone puts pressure on the base of my spine? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Dec 3, 2010 - 10 answers

What type of massage should I try... if any?

What type of massage should I try... if any? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Oct 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Please help me get back in the saddle!

Where should I start - a chiropractor, a sports massage, an orthopedist, acupuncture or what? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Feb 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Pain Following Massage

Is pain after massage normal? [more inside]
posted by nikksioux on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

I am moving my head like Michael Keaton in Batman. It's bad.

Good massage therapist in Livermore, California? (If there aren't any, then in San Mateo.) Hellllp. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Aug 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Lookin' for upper back heat

Does anyone know of a back cushion that heats the entire back rather than just the lower back? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jun 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Active Release Techniques for sciatic pain??

Experiences with Active Release Techniques (ART) (TM)?? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Mar 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Extreme neck pain

Neck pain. Sharp stabbing neck pain, you know the kind you get when you sleep in a odd postion and wake up with a "crick". I woke up this morning with such pain, and now I can't turn my head to the right at all. This has happened before, but never to this degree. I sneezed earlier and thought I was going to cry. What's the remedy? Wait it out? Heating pad? Ibuprofen?
posted by corpse on Jun 23, 2004 - 17 answers

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