Today, pain nearly got the best of me.

I woke up this morning with extreme neck pain. Not just “I slept funny” kind of pain. It was involuntary muscle spasm, doubled over in pain kind of pain.

I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t move. I could barely blink. Or swallow. The slightest movement sent me into a spasm so painful that I had to cry out in pain. Tears were rolling down my face.

It was terrible. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live with chronic pain. I kept trying to be strong, but the pain was just too much.

I applied heat and ice when I could. I rested in one of two positions. I took a LOT of advil. Eventually, when the spasms were about 10 minutes apart, I decided to brave the day and go to work. I thought it would be better for my neck if I got out and loosened it up a little bit.

And I must admit that it helped. However, I still have the original pain base, and I am so afraid that one false move and I will wake up tomorrow like I woke up today. It hurt so, so badly that I don’t think I can go through that again.

I guess I finally found out that I have a low tolerance for extreme pain. As much as I want to be tough, the pain just cripples me. And crumples me. As my boss said today, “don’t ever have a baby.”

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4 responses to “Today, pain nearly got the best of me.

  1. chiropractor time. seriously, if you find a good one, it will make you feel brand new.

  2. Having a baby is so much less awful than neck pain. At least it was for me.And don't let a chiro mess with your neck. I've read way too many articles about people having strokes after. Even if it's a good chiro.

  3. I've been seeing a chiropractor off and on for over 10 years. I prefer going to the chiropractor because I like the natural approach: no drugs, no surgery. And mine has worked miracles for me.Maybe WV licensing laws are different than other places but I've never known anyone who has been injured by a chiro.

  4. My chiro is also a physical therapist and massage therapist. She's never done me or my husband wrong. There ARE charlatans out there, however, who will milk you and possibly injure you.

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