i had a cold about 5 weeks ago. after a week, i came down with a HORRIBLY crippling neck pain on the left side. i was told by my doc to go to the emergency room because they thought it was spinal meningitis due to the symptoms. i spent almost a day there gettting ct scans and receiving massive amounts of pain meds via iv. ct scans…they found nothing. i was given vicoprofen and antibiotics and told to get an mri – it could be a slipped disc in my neck. mri…into week 2.5 – nothing. during this time, i was getting regular shots of toredol just to be functional…this was a horrendous time in my life, needless to say. i had to pump myself up with mounds of percocets, norco, etc. my doc finally said i should go to a physical therapist and she gave me anoteh script for pain meds.
in week 4, i took it upon myself to seek out a chiropractor.
my chiro checked me out and stated he had never seen a case like mine. i got a massage in my neck area – it was worse than childbirth. however, when the therapist got to the painful area, my entire head region filled with mucous, i got extremely congested in my lungs and i felt like my head was about to explode!
each time i went back (3X/wk) same thing would happen, but it would lessen. it got much worse before it got better initially.
yesterday was my 10th(?) appointment. my chiro decided to adjust my neck since i had a noticeable pain left after my massages. OH, IT HURT!!!!!
but today….i feel nothing! i’m pain-free!!!!
thank god (and my chiro all without no meds! i finally got over my addiction last weekend (it was rough!) and i’ve been detoxing since.
i just had to share this with you all because what you may have may be cureable with just some manpulation.