Hi, my name is Amy, and I am new to this site.
I was diagnosed with a "straight neck" and muscle spasms from that about a month and a half ago. I have been going to physical therapy for about a month (all that insurance will cover) and it has helped somewhat. It hasn't helped tremendously but it did some, and then three nights ago, I was in a lot of pain. I called my doc on call 'cause it was so bad. He sent me to the ER and they gave me Vicodin, and then today I went to the physicians assistant in his practice who gave me Prednisone, ordered a MRI of my neck and recommended spinal decomperession. I went to a different chiropractor for one visit whose office said over the phone that said they had spinal decompression but then once there they said they didn't offer that. I am going to try to get to the one that the physician's assistant recommended.
I would like to go to massage too but if I have to pay out of pocket if my insurance doesn't cover then I won't be able to. I can only afford so much.
What has helped others with "straight neck" and muscle spasms? I am not looking for medical advice just experiences and what has helped others. I hope that is okay.