I started PT for my shoulder and neck today. The therapist told me some things I'm not sure about
. During her assessment she discovered (I already new) that I am hypersensitive to everything. When she did my reflexes, my muscles had a strong reaction. I told her that I have a difficult time with touch (sounds, noice and smells as well), somedays are worse than others. She advised that I start rubbing my skin to condition it to touch and said her goal was for me to be able to take a wet loofa and scrub my skin and have it not bother me. This sounds insane to me, I can't even image that
but she said if I don't that things would get much worse and eventually I would not be able to take the feel of clothing on me. I already have problems with clothing but it's manageable. What do you think I should do?
Also, the therapist told me that the ortho doctor marked my chart as having cervical spondylosis, but I have had an MRI and it showed nothing. So I'm not sure what to think of his diagnosis. The therapist said I definitly don't want cervical spondylosis. Do I call the doctor and ask him why he marked that on my chart?
I did get a little good news from the therapist (I guess you could call it good). My right shoulder is extended with the collar bone pushed forward. My shoulder blade doesn't even touch the floor when I lay down . I never noticed this before. The good part of this is the therapist can actually help with this and it should relieve a little of the pain, so I'm hopeful for this.
It's been such a confusing day, I wish I had a hot tub or whirlpool tub because I could really use some relaxation.
Thanks for listening!!