I had an annoying little click in one spot in my neck when I turned my head a certain way. This would happen occassionally every day, several times a day for about a year so I decided to go to a chirpractor to see if he could help.
Understand, other than the little click, I had no neck pain. I did not have great range of motion but I had no pain.
I went to the chiroprator for 12 adjustments and from adjustment #1 my pain has gotten much worse. Remember, before it was 0 on a scale of 1 to 10, now it is constant pain at a level of 6 to 7. The little click has turned into outright cracking sounds and in various locations.
When I told the chiropractor about this he said that this was a good sign, because he was losening things up that had been immobile for a long time. He said to be patient and give it some more time. He recommended to continue 3 adjustments a week, at home exercises and moist warm heat for the pain.
Well, I have been doing the exercises and the heat treatments but I haven't gone back for the adjustment. It has been one month since the last treatment and my neck is not getting any better.
My questions are: should I have continued the adjustments. should I have gone to a regular doctor. I feel so stupid. I wish I would have left well enough alone. If I could only go back to that little "annoying click" I would be happy.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.