Enduring discomfort does not enrich one’s life. It may drain energy and enthusiasm. This is also a challenging area to stretch, and a common area to hold tension. Perhaps, after a year of self management, you would be well served to check in with a professional diagnostician. This may bring to light other options and possibilities and lead you back to a painless existence.
All the best
It’s definitely time to see a physician! Chronic pain (pain over the course of time) is never something to ignore. Considering the location of your pain, there are a multitude of things that could be wrong.
I don’t know if you have seen a physician yet, but you should probably consider seeing one as soon as possible! Not only that, consider getting a second opinion! This type of pain is nothing to mess around with.
I don’t know if this will help you out, but I’ve looked something up on WebMD from what I’ve gathered here about your pain. Consider checking out the following link:
If you haven’t already, also consider using the symptom checker at WebMD:
This is no substitute for seeing a physician, however!
I hope you get well soon!
I appreciate your faith in the fitness community to have an answer for your question but I do believe that it is time for you to see a healthcare provider.
The answer may be just poor posture but as you have already tried several techniques by yourself for so long, there may be other underlying problems.
I wish you very well and hope that you will soon find somebody to help you get out of pain.