Hi! I'm new to join but have been looking at the wisdom on here for months. I'm hopeful that you guys can help me or at least let me know that I'm not alone. ;)
I figured out that I had Lyme earlier this year when I was going through another diagnosis and a friend suggested Lyme Disease. I looked into it, and it fit the bill. I'm actually one of those people that prefers the LD diagnosis to what they were diagnosing me with...a rare genetic condition that has no treatment and no hope. Pain killers for life sort of thing.
One of my biggest issues and fears is my neck. I was rear ended last November, had a fall in February and a snow sledding incident a week later. I have a lot of pain and symptoms from my neck. I'm seeing a chiropractor and was getting a bit better...until I saw the TMJ dentist yesterday that recommends these neck exercises to get C2 back in alignment. I feel like every time I do them I feel worse. Neck starts to hurt, feel a little off kilter, feel the start of a headache, etc. These exercises are very mild. You look up as high as you can, turn your head slightly to one side, tilt the head and then apply very light pressure to each side to help the vertebrae "slide" back into place. I'm thinking it could just be my body reacting to being in alignment, if even for a moment. Or that all the work yesterday caused a herx and my body is still reacting. I don't know. I just worry about my neck every time something comes up. Chiropractor basically told me that these exercises are futile since I have forward head posture and my C2 will keep going out of alignment until we completely correct that.
Just in a state of worry right now...thank you Lyme anxiety!