Hello, @johnbishop, thanks for your concern and information. I did try myofascial release therapy, but after 5 sessions the therapist didn’t think it would provide any relief or benefit for me. She suggested I try physical therapy. I appreciated her honesty because the therapy was quite expensive. In the past I have tried occupational therapy, acupuncture, and a chiropractic therapy called Active Release Techniques. Nothing really helped very much. For now, I think I will continue to do exercises at home.
Fortunately, I have seen some improvement in my hand and arm in recent months. I can do more things than before. It’s just the pain that won’t quit.
I hope you will find some relief for your back pain. That must be very difficult for you. Thanks for all the help, support, and encouraging words you provide to so many of us here. It’s good that you are so generous with your time.