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New PT today

JulieAJJulieA Posts: 1,420
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I just had PT with a different therapist (mine is out for 3 weeks on vacation). I had my first myofascial massage today. It felt great it was nice to get worked on my back/neck. My normal PT gal only massages the front muscles after I work out. I got to say as much I like her this new gal was great. I am now looking fwd to the next 3 weeks.

We discussed my forward/short neck (I had never been told about it even though I can see it) and how I need to try and relax the shoulder and neck.

She specializes in work stations and wants me to get a monitor and keyboard that I can plug my lap top in. She says it will be needed regardless of any surgery. She says the screen needs to be at eye level. I don't know if I have that kind of money.

Any how when she finished the massage she ice packed my back/neck. She said I would be sore later and I am. My right arm is burning worse than usual and I have sharp shooting neck pain again as well as some shooting pain into my ribs/lungs.

They sent my NS the PT update late last week. I will call the NS office tomorrow ansd check in. The PT thinks I have cervical artery issues as well as thoracic issue. I would like my NS to really look at my T-spine before the ACDF (just to be safe).




  • Don't be shocked if your surgeon doesn't read the reports from the PT.

    I think it is interesting to go to different PTs. I always learn something new. Even in the same clinic, they do different things depending on where they were trained, where they did their internships, etc.

    I'm glad you got some relief from the myofascial release.

  • I hope he reads them. He requested them last Monday.

    I am calling tomorrow no matter what. Right now I feel terrible. I am shaking and I have a huge spinal headache and my legs feel like jelly. My right hand can't even grasp a sponge when I tried to wash the dishes.

    I am thinking the massage of the base of neck maybe flared me.

    I have an ice pack on my neck, tens unit on my back and heat on my back.

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