[QUOTE=YogaBare;1070557] There's a root cause - and it's often postural.
In my case the tense shoulders are caused by a slight curve in my lower spine - this has a knock on effect up the spine. [/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Sambo712;1073254]Here's a quick update:
I've now had my first two Chiropractic visits, and the xrays revealed that my neck is curving in the wrong direction, my right hip is 10 mm high, and my pelvis is twisted 16mm to the left. Sounds like we've nailed down the problem folks, [/QUOTE]
Gloat :) I love being right ;)
I thought I'd throw this out there for anyone who wants to try a foam roller but is super cheap (like me).
[url=http://homemadestrength.blogspot.com/2011/04/foam-rolling-is-for-church-moms_24.html]Homemade Strength: Foam rolling is for church moms[/url]
I made one a few weeks ago, and I love it! (My dog chewed through some of the duct tape, but I'm just going to re-tape it.)
I'm *really* glad the OP figured out what was wrong! I bet it feels awesome to finally know how to fix your shoulder/upper back pain!! :D
Thanks Sarahelyse, I love diy stuff, I really can't afford a foam roller right now so I'm going to try this one for sure.
And yes, I am very glad to have a cause, now the healing process can begin:) I'm super hopeful!