Monday, March 22, 2021

Pain in the Neck

My neck has been giving me fits. It cracks. I felt nauseous when when I turned my head. It seemed to be getting worse. I developed a headache that did not respond to aspirin. I figured that it tied into my marathon painting session, but had no idea what to do next.

Tim called at break. Listening he said, "Why don't you try that TENS unit?"

Answer: Because I am a nitwit, I forgot I even had one. 

A one hour session with the intensity set as high as I have ever used it...and sweet relief. 

Following up on yesterday's post, I found the biggest happy of all.

9 comments:

  1. That was some marathon of overhead painting!

    I have no idea what a TENS unit is but it sounds like just the ticket.

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  2. I don't know what a TENS unit is but I'm glad it helped! WHEW!

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  3. They are great those Tens units aren't they? I usually take 2 paracetamol and a Buplex when my back plays up.

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  4. Had to google "TENS unit" as I had never heard of such a thing either. Glad it worked!

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  5. Yep, I think we’re all due a tutorial on the TENS unit!

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  6. Even just lying on your bed on your front, with your head and shoulders hanging over, enough so that you can completely let your neck and head relax and let gravity do the work, will help.

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  7. I think it was the painting, and so glad the TENS unit gave you relief.

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  8. We have one of those. I really should get it out for my shoulder.

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  9. This may sound crazy, but often when the neck or shoulders hurt, it is because of muscle tension in the calves. A deep massaging of the calves will hurt like the dickens but can work wonders.

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