I don't think it's worth anyone's time to go through all my details. Ultimately, I've been in pain for over a year and attempted many different treatments with no clear solution. When I wake up I don't have much pain. After sitting down or standing for a while, however, I begin to get a little pain in the base of my neck. From here, pain travels to the top of my traps above my shoulders. The pain stays constant and feels like an incredible strain. As time goes on the pain dips down under my shoulder blades, then over time above my hanging ribs, and if it's really bad it goes into my lower back. It used to be that I only got it in my lower back. So I imagine maybe I had a neck problem and over time muscles all the way down into my lower back had to compensate (maybe herniation). My worst pain comes from the pitching of the spine and rotations. If I pivot my body toward the left I get a sharp pain just below my right shoulder blades (and the opposite for the right side). If I bend my torso back I get some middle and lower back strain near the pivot points. Sometimes if I turn my head to the left or right my shoulder blades begin to hurt as well. Finally, when I look up sometimes I get pinching kind of feeling in my neck. I rarely ever have tingling or shooting pain in my arms and legs. If I push on some places in the muscle, pain gets referred. Pushing under my armpit and the edge of the shoulder blade will refer pain. Pain killers also don't help at all. I pretty much have full mobility and although the fact the pain never goes away is distressing, I am capable of getting through life. Overall it has gotten easier, but I don't know if I've gotten used to it or the pain is slowly going away. Anyone have an experience similar that could help?