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Pain In The Neck/Shoulder

Monday, February 27, 2012

First of all, I am sorry I haven't been around. I've wanted to be, but so many things have kept me away. The basics of the past 2 weeks are as follows.

The beginning of the week of 2/12 I was feeling tired and kinda down. Just frumpy I guess. By Thursday night my 5 year old had a stomach virus, which took me into Friday all day and very tired. My 9 year old had off from school Friday/Monday for President's day and had a sleepover Saturday night and then had to sing in choir Sunday. Monday (2/20) she had her 9 year well visit and then afterwards we went to a few stores. This is where my problems begin.

After we checked out at the last store I lifted my 5 year old out of the cart and we headed to the car. As I adjusted myself in the drivers seat I felt a kind of crampy pain in my left should area (collarbone). As the evening went on it persisted. I put a heating pad on it. I did not sleep well this night. The next day I woke up and the left side of my neck was really stiff and I had to turn my body so that I could look left/right when I drove my daughter to school. Tuesday night my 9 year old gets the stomach virus. I would've called my husband's chiropractor on Wednesday, but I had to be home with my sick daughter. My other daughter was signed up for a Pre-K class for the afternoon that day, so I did take her to that, but that was just for a quick drop off and run to the store to get some ginger ale for my sick daughter. So, after 3 nights of barely any rest and taking Ibuprofen that did nothing for me, I called the chiropractor and find out he is not in the office on Thursdays. So I make an appointment for Friday morning at 10am. So I went and was diagnosed with brachial neuralgia, which the Dr. said could very well be an onset of osteoarthritis. Could be, but also may not be. So he cracked my back, neck and gave me muscle stimulation while icing my upper back muscles.
I went again this morning and my shoulders are BURNING. Right now I am sitting on the sofa with a bean sock I made and put in the microwave for some neck relief. The ice I had been putting on doesn't seem to be helping too much right now, so I thought I'd go to heat.

Anyhow, I am missing my elliptical and workouts and feel awful that I am in this state right now. My eating has been poor and I just feel helpless. I hate not sleeping well because it makes me so cranky. I just want to be back to my normal self.

Thanks for listening to my rant today. It feels to just get all this out and also to let all my SparkFriends know that I haven't given up, I am just in a rough patch right now.
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    Sorry you are having this problem. I had something similar in 2007. My neck completely locked up, couldn't sleep, couldn't move my head in any direction. I went to the chiropractor everyday for a week and haven't had the same problem since. I hope you are feeling better soon. Chiropractors can work miracles.
    2275 days ago
    Oh no! Get better soon!!! emoticon

    Prayers & hugs headed your way!
    2276 days ago
  • JUNEBUG160
    Oh crap that's terrible! Constant pain is an awful thing to endure. Get that under control ASAP! Did you see a GP yet and get some good anti inflammatories. Sometimes a combination of muscle relaxants and anti inflamms work well, at least you should be able to sleep. Hope you feel better soon. You could alway try the SamE that I'm using, it's suppossed to be really good for osteo too.
    2276 days ago
    Gosh Sorry hon!
    Feel better soon. I am glad that you are finding ways to try and deal with your pain. Keep us posted and I pray it is temporary.
    2276 days ago
    Hang in there. Healing takes time. emoticon
    2276 days ago
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