I got whiplash from a fall 2 years ago. Ever since, I have had chronic neck pain. I get tons of knots in my neck and my C1-C4 vertebraes rotate out of place. This gives me a limited range of motion and constant pain. My mom massages my neck and I apply heat daily. I have tried acupuncture, massage, occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractor, biofeedback, traction, neck pillows, and different pain meds and muscle relaxers. What other suggestions do you have to help?
I did sort out my chronic neck pain by using a simple exercise at home every few hours. I found it in this ebook on
I also bought this device and it changed my life
on: 1st January 12
I have tried Physio and heat,pain killers,muscle relaxants. I do have a habit of sleeping on my stomach that doesn’t help and my work is very physical. What works for you?
I would stop sleeping on my stomach btw but I get into that position when I am asleep.
A massage. I too sleep on my stomach and carry a lot of tension in my shoulders. It is why I am up late tonight, woke up with a neck ache. What I do if a good massage is not available is head down to the mall and sit in one of the chairs that give you a massage. They are to die for girl.
on: 19th May 06
Everyone says to build up quad muscles in order to avoid knee pain, but how strong is strong? Is there a guide of, say, body weight vs how much you can left during a quad extension?
How strong, you say? As strong as it takes to not have pain. I would stay away from the quad extensions and go with the leg press machine. But what do I know, I’ve only had three knee surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy. BTW, my knees don’t hurt ever!
on: 15th January 10
running, jogging, or stretching a certain way effects my left hip/lower back. does not feel like a muscle pain. meds and hot/cold treatment did not work
appears that your sacroliac joint may not be functioning properly. see a physical therapist or chiropractor
on: 3rd May 10
I have been living with anxiety my whole life it seems. Over the last couple years it has caused me to have muscle tension/pain in my shoulders and now my neck as well. Since April I have headaches/migraines. I stopped working and some days I have to stay on my couch the whole day because of how the pain has gotten. I am getting health insurance next month but I just wanted to know if anyone has had this extreme physical pain from anxiety or is it possibly something else?
i’m no doctor but sounds logical, as when you are anxious you tense up your shoulders, and i have often had tension headaches. I think you need to get back to work as if you lie around all day worrying about it you will make it worse. i was off work for 3 months once with anxiety and you have to get up and get on with it. look at things to make yourself feel better – exercise being the main thing, counselling, good diet. look at the causes of the anxiety and tackle them. i couldn’t leave the house for a while, but you can get better but you have to make the effort. i knew i was better when i took an 11 hour long haul flight, alone ! prior to that a bus or train journey would cause me the most dreadful fear. good luck !
on: 8th January 09
I was working out yesterday and i did too much and now my arms ache and hurt and i cant do anything physical other than at home remedies website how can i get rid of it? and if you can tell me from your own experience even better!
The first person who commented put smoke marijana btw i reported you!
on: 1st January 70
i had a radial head prosthesis put in my right elbow march 10th and am dealing with a lot of pain. it almost consumes my days. i have two toddlers to run after so i don’t like taking pills? any suggestions?
I have physical therapy every other day, and they use the electrical thing, and then they stretch the arm like crazy. i hurt all the time. There has got to be something i can do.
Use a mixture of essential oils of peppermint, helichrysum, clove, wintergreen, lavader, and euclyptus. These all have pain numbing effects that can be used in long timeframes without any negative side effects. Additionally if you have bad muscle tension this will helpwith that too, this mixture doesn’t only numb pain but it helps achieve a balnce in your muscular system so you heal up whats causeing the pain. Also if youend up being sensitive to the oil mixture wash it off with olive or almond oil, DO NOT USE WATER!!! Water pushes the oil further into the skin where as the vegetable oils will dilute them. Its rare to have reactions, but if you do use less of the oil or dilute it before application with either of the before mentioned vegetable oils. Hope this works for oyu.
on: 14th April 06
I have had severe neck and shoulder muscle stiffness flare ups for 30 years. Most of the incidents are caused by stress. I’m finally getting to the point where I know I have to get some relief. Physical therapy or chiropractic?
If stress is really the issue, either one will only offer temporary relief. Stress management is the real issue.
However, many people feel that their pain and stiffness is “stress” related, when in actuality, it is movement and position related. We tend to associate it with stress because when we are stressed, we are usually working more prolonged periods in one position (such as writing or sitting at the computer). If this is really the issue, then I would recommend physical therapy. Manipulation might help, but might not even be necessary and will only be a temporary relief unless you learn how to counteract the movements and positions that are causing you pain. This is where physical therapy is of benefit. We focus on education about cause/effect relationship and what you can do to correct the problem and manage it yourself in the long run. If you are looking for a good physical therapist, I would recommend someone who is certified or diplomaed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Go to www.mckenziemdt.org
I am a PT
on: 17th November 09
zolpidem, 600 mg carisoprodol, 1 mg of clonazopam, all washed down with two shots of whiskey mixed with some frosty Squirt. Besides the painfully obvious, what is wrong with me? The only time I don’t feel mental and physical pain in when I am asleep, and even then it usually comes to me in my dreams.
Keep those answer flowing…I’ll take all the help I can get!
Thats just way too many drugs. Go see a doctor. If the Klonopin and a shot of whisky alone don’t calm you down – you have issues… The rest of the crap is probably making you feel worse, not better.
on: 2nd March 09