Wednesday, February 3, 2010
SOS: My Neck Problems
Okay, this is a call out to any friends. Email me, call me, leave me a comment. Whatever. If you have advice, I need it. I'm having a problem with my neck. I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that for the past 4 weekends, I've spent Saturday night in 4 different beds. I'm sure this has nothing to do with being completely stressed, or being pregnant, or having to sleep differently, or having to pack boxes, or anything else that's going on right now. The point is that yesterday morning (Tuesday) I woke up and cannot move my head to the left. It's really, really painful. I worked from home yesterday, so I tried to put ice on it. Well, truthfully, I put a heating pad on it, and then when I researched on the internet, it said, "Do not put heat on it." Whoops. Oh well. Too late. It said to put ice on it. I did. All day. Then today, I go to work. It is crazy painful - I mean bad. I really want to give it a couple of days to work itself out. I was going out of our conference room and was carrying an empty box. I accidentally ran into the side of the door frame with the box (because my balance and depth perception are not so good anymore), and that shot pain crazy down my neck - oh my word. I thought I was going to cry - and right then, a co-worker was walking down the hall. She came over to talk to me and asked what was wrong. I explained about my neck, and she rubbed it for me. She did a good job, and it felt not so tight when she left, but then it just felt tight again soon. I may have to go to the dreaded C word tomorrow. The Chiropractor. My parents have gone to chiropractors, and I know people all have different opinions about whether or not they really work. I just don't want to go because I don't want to pay any money. I'm not getting any x-ray. I don't want to go back for more than one visit. I just want him to fix it without making any weird popping noises with my neck or back. I need a remedy. A fast one. I also feel like I'm making the problem worse by turning my head more to the good side to like over correct, and then that's making the bad side even more tense. I know you do not need all this information. The point is: I am having a problem. It is taking up too much of my time and energy. I have to get focused back on packing and other situations. Please help. SOS. Does anyone have a suggestion?