Here’s my problem:
I am having continued pain (as in stabbing pain) on the left side and clicking in my neck. It started sometime in September and continues to plague me. I went to a doctor, had x-rays (of my neck only) and was told I had a little mild arthritis and no other sign of injury. I was set up with a PT who basically gave me some stretching exercises and told me to take anti-inflammatories. That was six weeks ago. No real improvement. It seems to wax and wane.
Due to a pre-existing condition, I cannot tolerate large doses of NSAIDS and have to be careful about the use of tylenol or other pain medication. I’ve tried changing my sleeping position, but that just seems to make me think too much about how I’m sleeping, so I don’t sleep well.
I have an appointment tomorrow with an ART/Chiro practitioner that I have seen in the past and wonder if an adjustment (I’ve never had one) will help. I do have some minor back pain that seems to be lingering and more localized that usual.
And here’s the scary part - it may all be in my head, but I think I’m feeling a slight “tingling” in the bottom of my left foot. So I’ve also made an appointment with a spine guy, but I can’t get in until late December.
Any of you “mature” readers every experience something like this. It definitely has made me very edgy and cranky.