Does anyone here drive? I'm after ideas as to how I can work around/through my neck pain & headaches when it comes to driving.
I can turn my head, but some days it is harder (and more painful than others) - therefore sometimes I find it particularly difficult to shoulder-check & reverse as I have trouble looking over my shoulder.
I actually have a driving phobia and I am currently working through it slowly with help, but this fear has been exacerbated by having trouble turning my head at times & therefore not feeling safe.
Also my headaches sometimes make it a little hard to concentrate due to the pain and this scares me a little when it comes to driving. But if I wait for a day when my neck is good & I don't have a headache, I would probably drive once a month if that. I'm trying to learn to drive, so once a month won't really cut it.
I don't really think 'don't drive' is an appropriate answer as I don't even have a diagnosis. No-one in the medical profession takes me seriously when I say that my neck pain & headaches are affecting my quality of life (including driving) and don't really seem to care. People seem to think I'm faking at the moment & everyone thinks I should drive (and asks why I don't) - if all I can say is 'I don't drive cause my neck hurts' they treat me like I'm being pathetic. I would like to drive if possible cause it will make things a lot easier for me (public transport here is really bad) but I don't know how to work around my pain.