Sorry to seem like a hog, but i have injuries pretty much all over my body for no specific reason, and these areas are the most painful everyday.
I put it under Neck injuries because the cervical spine is by far the most painful on the day to day basis of even doing nothing. I must of noticed it perhaps 5 months or so ago, my cervical spine started feeling really weak and started to cause a dull ache. Going from the whole of the cervical spine into the base at the bottom of my skull.
I really can't say how it's got here, because it's happened from no direct trauma or car injury. The only possible reason i can think of is months and months ago when i was weightlifting doing a squat with a barbell on my back, the bar jolted up and whacked me a little in my neck, but that's all i can think of. It hurt a little at the time but i can't say that's the direct cause as surely i would of known about it, but that's something to go on?
Anyway, today again, really bad headache im assuming from the cervical spine pain, ibuprofen and painkillers won't even take the headache away. My neck honestly feels so weak that if i was to get hit with a full power punch that it feels like it would fall off. I have had 2 x-rays on my cervical spine and both times they have come back clear, which leads me to including the shoulder problems as they're connected, the incredible pain in my neck could be from the shoulders?
I have a lot of issues with my shoulders, AC joint, Clavicle, Scapula, here's an example of what's affected;
Skipping/Jump rope - If i were to do this my shoulders would ache too much to the point that within a few minutes the pain would prevent me from carrying on.
Running - Collarbone/Clavicle usually hurts.
Overhead activities (barbell overhead press) - Really hurts my shoulder blades and shoulders all over.
Parallel Bar dips - Hurts my clavicle + scapula.
Day to day activities - using a hammer, my shoulders again similar to the skipping rope will hurt within a few strikes and that prevents me from doing most daily activities.
I have tried external rotations for my rotator cuff muscles but that's not the problem and isn't helping. Not sure what else to say, they hurt me on a day to day basis too, whether im doing nothing or moving stuff around.
My shoulder blades also stick out a little, kind of like a winged scapula condition, but not as severe, for this reason i have been working on some small acessory exercises for the scapula depressors, and scapula retractors.
Again i have no idea where the pain has come from or if it's from a direct injury, any questions i'll be more than happy to answer!
With relevance to the AC joint, if i raise an arm overhead, it feels like muscle covers it up and that provides tightness, i have tried doing pec minor stretches by that doesn't seem to help either.
What would be my best options, x-ray, MRI?
Asked by ColdFeet - 6 answers - 5 years 40 weeks ago