Erin Ann, I had a little wreck last Nov that really bothered my neck so I went to a chiro (who knows about fibro) for a couple of months and it only seemed to get worse. I was also having therapy massage every two weeks and that seemed to aggravate it. I finally had doc to do a CAT scan and all it showed was some osteoarthritis so I knew it was all muscular. I went to pain doc and he wanted me to do water PT to strengthen the neck muscles. I had to cancel a couple of apps due to non fibro things. But the more I thought about it the less I wanted them messing with my neck since even a massage aggravates it.
I did pick up a book at the library on water therapy excerises for fibro that I haven't had time to read yet. We are leaving Thurs for a little trip and riding in the car really bothers my neck so I found a hot/cold gel neck brace at Medicalproducts.com which I have no vested interest in but have ordered from them before. It was $35.00, you can put it in the microwave or freezer. It was advertized for fibro. The last time I ordered from them I got the product the next day so I'm hoping it will be here by Thurs.
I have been surprised at how many movements we make even with our arms in lifting stuff affects the neck muscles. I know the neck and shoulders is a big problem for many with fibro.
luv and hugs
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