I want to welcome you here to Healingwell, and tell you that there are very many caring and compassionate people here to help, sympathize, and listen. I am sorry for the pain that has brought you here, but glad that you found us! I don't know much about
tremors, but I do know the back pain, stiffness, headaches, and numb and tingling hands and feet in the morning. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which causes me to have painful joints, back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm tingling, and the doctors too think that there are times that thoracic outlet syndrome can be causing my painful hands, but mine is improved with stretching, although the joint pain is always there. This article from another website has many helpful stretches.
For someone like me with abdominal and pelvic pain and scarring that causes pulling and increased pain, I must do the chest stretch standing and raising my arms to shoulder level, and gently step forward to stretch my pectoral muscles.
I am relatively young, 33 in July, and my severe pain began 4 years ago now. I was not diagnosed until I had suffered for a year, and only with surgery did they find my pelvic adhesions, endometriosis, and reasons for my other various health issues. I have gone through periods of no health insurance, on US state medical assistance, and private insurance at the beginning. I am sorry that you are not having adequate treatment for your pain. Many of us here have had similar issues, and it just plain sucks. It still makes me angry and disgusts me to know that there are so many people who are living in terrible pain because of the mistakes of others. I suggest that you see the rheumatologist, and try your best to get into a pain management specialist when possible. There are many that understand insurance issues and will help work with you to get you the treatment you need. The rheumatologist can help you if you have fibromyalgia or rhematoid arthritis and various other issues.
Is there some form of medical insurance assistance or charity care available where you are? If you can't afford the medications the doctors prescribe, talk to them or the office staff about
medication assistance that may be available through drug companies. The internet can be your best friend with this.
In the meantime, I hope that you get some pain relief soon. You can try heat and ice on your neck, shoulders, back, hands or feet. I have found for the headaches you describe that heat combined with rubbing the muscles where my neck meets my skull helps me tremendously.
I am sorry for the pain that brought you here, again, but glad you found it. I hope I have been helpful in some way for you. If not, keep hoping and check back, there are many others here who may be able to help you more.
MODS- I apologize if my posting of the website for the stretches is not correct or against the rules. If it is, please let me know how to do it properly? Thanks for all you do!
Post Edited By Moderator (Momto8kids) : 5/14/2012 12:17:48 AM (GMT-6)