Suggestions for neck/shoulder pain (I know what you are going to say and I've already made a Dr.'s appointment)
So, for some time now I have had neck and shoulder pain. It has always been pretty constant, but I am especially stiff and sore in the mornings and it wakes me up throughout the night.
I was hoping that it would improve once I started exercising but it hasn't. And I'm really noticing a lack of range of motion in my neck and shoulders (I don't think this is new, but rather that I'm noticing it now because I can't get the correct form for some exercises).
Anyhow, I have made an appointment with my Dr. and I am hoping he will refer me to a physiotherapist so that I can learn some exercises and stretches that will help.
But in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions on how to relieve the pain and stiffness? I have tried some stretches that I have found online, but some of them seem to make it worse (I wonder if that is because I can't do them correctly because my range of motion is so limited).