I have awful upper back, shoulder and neck pain. I've posted about it before on the anxiety board but didn't get much of a response.
Could it be from stress? That is what I've been told. I went to see a DR and he gave me klonopin to treat the attacks of stress and it seems to help quite a bit with my back. Only downfall is that it can make me tired.
Why would you think Cancer? I did research and it said cervical neck pain and that is it common. I never thought I could have Cancer for a second. I did buy this very expensive neck pillow which hasn't helped much. I am a hypochondriac so I look around for all sorts of things and diagnose myself. I think my neck problem is mostly anxiety and stress. I wish the tightness would go away. Does yours crack/pop a lot?
I also have large breasts which I think contribute to the pain.
March 2007: Diagnosed with Mild Proctitis - Canasa as needed.
August 2008 - December 2008: FLARE & Anemic - Started Asacol!!
January 2009 - December 2009: REMISSION!! Asacol (9) + Canasa 2x Daily
December 2009 - January 2010: FLARE!! Asacol + Prednisone + Canasa
February 2010 - April 2010: Colazal + Prednisone + Canasa
May 2010 - June 2010: Lialda + Cort Enema + Prednisone : Colonoscopy: Mild / Moderate Active Pancolitis
CURRENT: DOING OK! Prednisone, 6mp, klonopin, Canasa + Vitamin D