#167835 - 05/25/0408:03 PMRe: What a pain in the..
Could be the beginnings of arthritis John. It started like that for me in the left shoulder and neck when I was about 40. I'd have an x-ray done of the neck for one thing to see what's going on with the discs there. May shown signs of arthritis. I hope it's not, but that is the sure way to tell. It showed up on mine as changes to C-3 to C-6 (cervical discs in the neck). <br><br>
#167837 - 05/25/0408:31 PMRe: What a pain in the..
I can't stress enough to everyone here how important it is to have good medical insurance and annual medical checkups. Don't ignore your health people. If your body is sending you messages in the form of pain or some kind of weird changes, don't put off getting things checked out, it could save your life or help to catch something in the early stages before it gets too serious. <br><br>So John, I would see a medical doctor, not a chiropractor. Chiropractic can probably offer some short term relief, but it is not treating the root cause of the pain. Plus a bad chiropractor can do more damage than good. Of course the same can be said of medical doctors. Get the best you can afford, it's your health that is at stake. You don't want Wal-Mart type medical care if you can help it. That kind of care is just not up to par. <br><br>
Loc: Yuba City, California
I struggle with the same kind of pain, however mine is mouse related. I just can't seem to position myself at the computer to where my right shoulder is completely relaxed. Sometimes I catch myself holding my shoulder up slightly to compensate for the poor angle of my elbow to wrist to mouse.<br><br>I can never quite achieve the proper ergonomics and after two or three days of intense computer work, I am forced to lay off for a day or two to allow the muscles that run from my neck to my lower shoulder blade relax. I believe they're called tension headaches.<br><br>My pain comes about because I can sit for hours until the muscles in my neck begin to constrict and won't release. They become like notted ropes and once that happens I can feel the tension in my right lower back and a pulling sensation up through my neck and then a headache will emerge and will last for days.<br><br>I did go out and buy one of those club-like electric massagers that have dual piston-like plungers that will reduce a notted muscle to jelly in five minutes time. I follow that up with 800mg of ibuprophen and sit real still and I'm good as new in a few hours.<br><br>I went to a chiropractor a couple of times and must admit they do have a great technique for getting out the kinks. He'll tell you that you suffer from an unnatural spinal curvature (we all do to some degree, I'm told) and x-rays will be necessary. I did that and that in turn led to an elaborate schedule of sessions which I was unwilling to pay for so I stopped going.<br><br>I'd take mike's advice and go see a real doctor. Actually, just ask for a sports doctor if one is available. They have a great bedside manner and they seem to zero in on musco-skeletal related injuries quickly. I find them easier to talk to as well.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue] “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” Samuel Johnson</font color=blue>
Loc: Louisville, Ky
I didn't answer this because it kinda made me mad! I've been telling him for weeks now to go to the doctor for x-rays. I even gave him names of a few doctors that I recommend. But who the hell am I? <br><br>
#167843 - 05/26/0405:50 AMRe: What a pain in the..
Men always seem to be reluctant to go to the doctor I think. My wife has always been on my case about that kind of thing. I usually just nodded and said, "OKAY, OKAY, I WILL TAKE CARE OT IT." Sometimes we should listen more closely I suppose to those that care about us. <br><br>
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