Pain in the neck!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

As many of my Spark friends know I have been having a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck area lately and you have asked me about what is going on. Here is a quick recap of my progress so far:

I did the PT for three weeks, twice a week, along with traction. The traction helped the neck tightness and soreness... my insurance even paid for a home unit to rent for a few months, but, I really don't think that the therapist knew what she was doing, every time I saw her she would try something different on me.

My boss suggested that I go see his Chiropractor than does a 'Active Release Technique" know as ART.. I just went for my first visit this morning and even thought my arm and shoulder are sore from the deep massage and movement that he did I really think the initial pain is better. He said I would be sore today and then probably really see the difference this tomorrow or this weekend. He said that the pain I am feeling is severe but it is the easiest to fix. I have another appointment scheduled, but not until after my vacation which is next week.

Wouldn't this be something if he gets it better after I have seen two specialists, a neurology surgeon and PT person who just couldn't get it?!? All I can say is that I Thank the Lord that the surgeon was not knife happy! Will blog an update as I progress. Thanks for all of your prayers and concern! Spark Friends are the best!!
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    This was posted a few months ago,I am woundering how you are feeling now?I hope you are feeling better!
    3868 days ago
    So what did you it working?
    I am always a little nervous about Chiro.
    but have tried myself years ago for back pain.
    It did give temporary relief but I still had
    surgery which was 100% successful.
    Hoping you feel much much better!
    3985 days ago
    I'm sending up prayers for healing! Stay positive. emoticon
    3987 days ago
  • K_Z___
    Ho'w the pain today? The ART I have heard some good things about. My DD just finished a college class in Neuro. It's all about the brain and how it sends messages about hurting and pain. Like I said earlier "positive thoughts" . How you have had some relief. kay
    4003 days ago
    I hope it works!!!
    4004 days ago
    I think it would be wonderful that this is what you need and not surgery! Praying that all the pain goes away! emoticon
    4004 days ago
    I hope this is what you need to feel better. emoticon
    4005 days ago
  • K_Z___
    I hope this will give you relief to the pain. You will know soon if this will work for you. When it does stop, you will say oh my__. I didn't know how bad I was hurting until you are not hurting any more. Best wishes for you. AND when you get to feeling better be sure and don't over do it at first. You will be so temped to get everything done today. hang in there! Positive thoughts!! kay
    4005 days ago
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    Medical field still says nothing is wrong with me. Chiropractor looked at the MRI and found the problem and was able to help me start exercising again. I was in a vicious cycle of gaining weight because of the pain when I attempted to do anything!
    4006 days ago
  • JEWELS571
    Love me some chiropractic medicine!!
    4006 days ago
    I hope that this solves the problem for you long term!
    4006 days ago
    Hope this is your answer to the pain!!
    4006 days ago
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