I have had neck pain before. Nothing like this. 2 weeks of limited head turning, sharp pain shooting, back of skull stabbing PAIN. Tylenol 3, Advil, Exedrin PM...you name it, I've tried it.
4 massages (3 from family, one professional) and yes, they help, but really! I could not even lift my arm up to pull off my clothes and get ready for bed. Today I said.... "I have had it!" and off I went to Dr Harris, the fifteen buck Chiropractor my mother-in-law swears by.
He cranked and twisted and snapped, and I popped in places I didn't know could pop. I immeadiately could lift my arm (WOW) and felt giddy... then an hour went by, and I feel like I have been hit by a truck. He said give it a day to feel better... and I get it now why he said that. I feel like every ounce of tension in my spine is slowly oozing out my frame.
Salt bath? Check.
Muscle cream? Check.
I am getting ice and going back to bed ( I got in bed at 6:00 tonight). I will post results after 24 hours.
This may be the best thing I have done for myself in along time.... or the worst.
For now I am just writing this like somebody can relate, or even better....cares.