As with many of you, I am young, healthy, in shape, etc. However, degenerative changes have caused me to be in alot of pain. My NS rec PT, which I begin in 3 weeks. A vast majority of threads here along with many people I have talked to personally laugh at PT, and say it is a ploy of Insurance companies. Can PT work or am I wasting my time? I have to be honest and say going into it I am expecting it not to work. I dread having surgery(I know noone wants it)and am willing to have patience but mentally it is so hard to stay positive when your in pain. Today it feels as if I have a baseball size knot in my lower neck and it travels into my shoulderblades and into my arms. I have diff symptoms daily, never just 1 thing.....Any encouraging stories regarding PT?