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Suggestions for neck/shoulder pain (I know what you are going to say and I've already made a Dr.'s appointment)

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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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).


by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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M4LG5
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM

What about your bed?  Can it be that?

cntrdmom
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 5:11 PM
Heating pad? We use them for almost every pain. It helps a lot.
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Silvertears1275
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Look up yoga for neck/shoulders on youtube.  Other than that, something warm, like a heating pad might help ease the pain/tension.

sarahbsquare
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

idk your dr would know the best treatment for you

Aug-mom
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Instead of a heating pad I would do ice. I'm an aide in PT. They will probably give u exercises. By me the therapists would probabaly work on ur work but every therapist is different. So instead of heat try some ice for 10mins.
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