Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Physical Therapy And Vicodin

That was the prescription my doc gave me for the neck pain that's been bugging me off and on for 5ish years (I know, I know - 5 years? But honest to God, it shows up, I can't turn my head, and it goes away...it happens twice a year, max). Usually a good deep-tissue massage makes the neck pain hibernate, and a chiropractor helped for a little bit. But it hasn't disappeared, and after waking up this morning once again unable to fully move my head or gesture (I gesture! LOTS! when I talk!), I bit it and went to my doc. I'm actually looking forward to the physical therapy, and I don't know if I will take the Vicodin but it's a nice thing to have as a just-in-case.

Isn't it exciting to read about my recurring neck pain?! I know I was really compelled just writing this post. I'm the next Kurt Vonnegut or some shit.

5 comments:

Z_gal said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear you're in such pain!! I sympathize totally - I don't know if you remember I couldn't move my neck for a month back around 2002, even with some heavy medications ... anyway, I owe 100% of my recovery to my chiro. Please let me know if you'd like his info. And best wishes for a quick recovery!

Tim said...

I called mine "the white hot fork in the back of the neck" feeling. And I had it off and on (mostly off) for years, too. But once I got insurance I went into physical therapy and it really helped. I hope you feel better soon!

McTodds said...

Enjoy your PT, I have found it much more effective for pain than chiropractor, and neck adjustments are very very trick. Good Luck. Ask for some mother's little helper.

Glenn Fleishman said...

I have a fantastic PT who cured my wife and I of long-time woes, and new woes brought on by hauling babies and toddlers. If you aren't delighted with yours, let me know. I mean, she's frigging fantastic.

MintyJ said...

Thanks Glenn!