Hi guys. My issue is that about four times per year, I get a stiff neck that is pretty much debilitating for a week or so. Odd thing is, I know when it is going to happen. About a day or two before the pain starts, the skin over my right shoulder blade ... tightens up. That's the best way I can describe it. Imagine if someone put Elmer's glue on your skin. Ever get glue on your hands when you were a kid? Anyway, when the glue dries, it makes the skin feel tight. That's the way my skin feels a day or two before my neck goes all wonky. The pain stays on the right side of my neck, mostly, and it stiffens enough that I cannot turn my head for a few days. Any experiences like this?
I mentioned it to my doc several times, and he thinks it''s a repetitive stress injury, not much I can do about it, according to him. I have no preexisting conditions that would explain it, I have changed jobs (it isn't job-related as far as I can tell), and I am actually pretty active usually.
Massage helps for a short time. I haven't seen a chiro just because I have heard too many stories about chiro fraud. Might be worth looking into, though. Thanks for reading, guys..