I'm new here. And upon looking through this forum, it seems like the right place to go. Let me start by saying I am a waitress, and I think that my pain stems from this, but no one really knows for sure. I've seen about 5 doctors, and no one really has an answer or a reason for why I have such severe pain. The pain has been present since I got a job in my current restaurant a year and a half ago. I have previously waitressed and felt nothing. 6 months after the pain occurred my doctor sent me to an ortho, who sent me to physical therapy. It helped for the short term while I was doing it weekly, but still didn't bring me back to full range of motion or mobility. I now have a new doctor, and she ordered an MRI. (I should note that I have also had xrays, and both of these show nothing wrong with my neck/shoulder). Her only advice was to prescribe me ibuprofen, darvocet (pain pills), and a muscle relaxer. I recently just came across the anti inflammatory pills previously prescribed. Nothing is really helping.
A few months ago I finally started going to the chiro. I know from reading through a few posts that some of you are for chiros, and some aren't. I'm still kind of on the fence, I'm not really feeling any difference in the pain or improvement on my mobility. I also do home exercises. I sleep on a cervical pillow. I'm feeling lost at what to do. The doctors are just kinda pushing it to the side, not to mention my insurance is tired of paying for all these things with no results.
Sorry this is real wordy and long. I'm not sure if this needs to go in the chronic pain section or in this neck pain forum. I'm just looking to see if anyone has had similar experiences and anything I can take to my doctor and not have her poo-poo the situation. Thanks for reading.