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.
My husband has the same thing. Except his is lasting 6 months and affecting his sleep. It’s almost like something is injured and whenever he lies down, pain goes to the cervical spine. We’ve had CTs and MRIs but doctors cannot tell us anything, or they’ve missed something and we’re still trying things.
The only things that cause relief are heat and massage, which he has not started to go to 1 single person he knows is good rather than any masseuse and me (unprofessional).