lots of upper back, shoulder, and neck pain this week. seems a lot of it is from computer work and/or stress.
lots of rough stuff this week.
there isn’t a theme, exactly, but many of my patients are really struggling. some with very difficult physical pain, some with very intense psychological pain.
upper back, neck, and shoulder pain seems to be the shared complaint of this week.
the most common complaint has been back pain- specifically lower back pain.
also, the flu seems to be making its way around san francisco.
there were two-ish shared complaints this week:
1. baby making: fertility support, miscarriage after care, and support during pregnancy.
2. neck/back pain: just that, pain in the neck and/or back.
back pain- that’s what’s happening for people these days.
lift with your knees & strengthen your core.
almost entirely due to working on a computer all day.
for some people, the pain has started to creep down their arms and into their hands.
midback. low back. upper back, with neck and shoulder tension. the left side. the right side. bilateral. close to the spine, or further out.
worse with movement. worse with rest. worse with movement after rest.
better with heat. better with ice. better with pressure.
due to computer work. due to manual labor. due to a car accident. due to a biking accident. due to stress.
radiating up the neck, to the head causing headaches. radiating down the arm(s) causing arm pain/numbness.