I have been having pain in my left Trapezius for over 1 mth now. It waxes and wanes, burning,tight feeling, dull ache, almost constantly. NSAIDS don’t really help, but I can’t say I’ve been particularly diligent in taking them. Heat is about the only thing that really helps, I have a hydroculator. I’ve been under alot of stress due to a sudden job loss, but now will be returning to work. I have had this in the past,but don’t remember if it lasted this long. I’m an RN, and have been working in the hospital for the past 30 yrs or so, so there has been alot of tugging and pu lling, and I usually do my pulling transfers from the left side, because I’m short & for some reason can pull better, even though I’m right handed. Any ideas? This problem started when I was in my mid 20’s, and flares up @ times.
Hi Kathy, of course you probably already know that there is no single answer as to how long any pain will last. It depends on several factors including the source/cause of the pain. The first thing that I always recommend to a client experiencing pain of an unknown or persistent origin is that they see their physician. This always beat ‘guessing’ and or self-treatment that may or may not work over the long term.
I hope that this helps.