Upper back tight, trigger point: Computer work

I'm suffering from a tight upper back that I assume is tied to my computer work or some injury. It becomes aggravated when i work on the computer or sit down with my arms in a certain position (forward?). I'm going to have my right shoulder scoped for an impingement that hasn't gotten better for abut 1.5 years.

I hate the stiff upper back because I can't sitdown on my sofa without feeling the tightness and at times my lats (or at least a strand of muscle in that location) twinge and spasm. It's not painful but very annoying/aggravating.

I tend to try to stretch my lats and strengthen my middle back but I can't seem to get the muscles to relax. Plus if i tilt my head back I feel alot of tightness strain in my neck..

Just wondering what I should try. I've gone to a massage specialist but it only relieves it temporarily. Went to another chiropractor but I felt like she was doing the same thing all the time without any results...

Posted By Roy on March 07, 2009 at 12:00:09:

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