August 24, 2006

Pain in the neck

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Shortly before I left work, my neck started hurting and my back felt stiff. I woke up at approximately 2:00 with a very stiff neck. I could not turn my head to the right without catching my breath. It felt rather like someone was poking a three inch, 18 gauge needle into my vertebrae on the right side of my neck. Not fun.

I called my Mom because I knew she would be up and also because she has had similar things in the past. In her case, it was a pinched nerve that required a type of soft neck brace. She suggested I consider going to the emergency room. I really don’t want to do that. It would be very expensive and if I can just get through to the morning, I can go to the doctor’s office. I can’t drive right now any way. (Yeah, I know, taxis, but I’d rather not go out.)

Ibuprofen, straight-back sleeping, proper support and all that fun stuff… Here’s hoping that it helps.

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