I am back from my PT - this is my 4th round and i am 8 weeks into these sessions. I have been most impressed with this lady - very hands on, manipulation, manual traction and her knowledge. She is a senior staff member at a very good hospital...so I do have trust in her knowledge and opinions. She has helped explain the intense pains i have in my shoulder blades can be attibuted to C56 and so on - infact, she was able to manually moved my head and neck thru a hands on traction that relived some of that presure (it felt like when you have been sitting on your foot and final get up)....
My point - she was very direct and made no bones about it - I need to speak to a Nuerosurgeon or orthopedic spine doctor. In her opinion, I was not going to receive any more benefits from PT - and it would be a waste of money and insurance to continue - and it was not worth putting me thru any more of this! She said my muscles are very messed up - constant contractions, which does produce pain for me and limited rom - but they are not going to heal or improve until the underlying problem is retified. She went as so far and to give me Doc names and said to definitely make certain to have pt after less conservative messures - because yes, my muscle would need some additional work, but for now - this is as good as it gets until they (docs) get off the conservative meassures and get serious for me.
It was validating - and no she is not the doc - but it felt good to have someone validate this for me - it has been over 2 years and i am declining rapidly - it is almost impossible to work, but i own the business - no real choice to not go to work - I am having to lay flat several times during the work day - just to make it thru
thanks for listening