I’ve never seriously been hurt or injured while lifting (knock on wood), but I’ve occassionally had nagging pains in my neck and my shoulder. Most of the time it’s tolerable, but at times I can get serious headaches.
So, I thought I could go see my doctor about my nagging injuries, but he did absolutely nothing to help me. Basically, he told me that lifting heavy weights is bad for your joints and I should just do cardiovascular work. He then promptly wrote me a prescription for Motrin 800mg three times daily as needed. Thanks for the help, buddy.
I would go see a chiropractor, but my insurance will only cover the visits if I get a referal from my primary physician. I’ve been to a couple of doctors already, and they all think along the lines that heavy weightlifting is bad and my pains would go away if I stayed away from the weight room and took some Motrin.
So, I’m just curious, who do you guys turn to when you have an injury?