Yes, my back now bothers me on a continuous basis. Not like getting migraines was bad enough. Around the time I started running, my upper back, right side between the shoulder blade and spine, started to really bother me.
I withstood the pain for about three months before I decided to go to the doctor. I had a neurologist visit and he tested my nerves. That didn't turn up anything. So, my regular doctor took xrays and started me on physical therapy. I haven't heard from the xrays yet but the PT is helping.
I guess I have had awful posture for the last ten years (since having my first child) and the running and workouts really aggravated that area. I also do a lot with my right side and have a toddler. It all makes sense, I hope.
What I noticed before the physical therapy was that the back of the base of my skull would tighten up fiercely. My regular doctor called them muscle spasms. Which, in turn, would trigger a migraine.
Like I said, PT has really helped. I don't feel those spasms anymore. I know how to relax my neck, stretch gently and exercise moderately to strengthen my upper back muscles, which were pulled and stretched out. I go three times a week and for almost a week now I get heat, a gentle massage and do a few exercises. I also do stretches and exercises at home.
I can't lie, it has bugged me a bit trying to retrain my back but it has be well worth it.
Now, if I can just get everything else on my list back in order, I'd be great. Sometimes it is so much to remember to take care of myself and my family. But, it is all worth it! Get your back checked out if you haven't yet.