For months now I’ve been dealing with persistent neck pain… It does not keep me from going on with my daily activities, and most of the time I don’t take pain killers for it, but it’s just always there, and I’m not sure what causes it.
My mom told me I should consider physiotherapy, but I’m not too sure… I mean, physiotherapy is for people who are dealing with a lot of pain, or people who can hardly move parts of their bodies… right? Or at least that’s what it seems to me.
I’m also wondering whether I would need a referral if I wanted to give it a try and see a physiotherapist. Do you have any tips or suggestions for me?
OliverParticipantTopics: 3 Replies: 39
Are you sure your neck pain is not caused by too much time spent in front of a computer screen? I feel some pain in the back of my neck when I work on my computer for long hours. If you really need to work on your computer, just getting up once in awhile to walk around and do some stretching can make a difference.
Ha, how did you know? Indeed, I do work in front of a computer all day, but when I started to notice that persistent neck pain, I started paying attention to my posture, and I’m doing some stretches a few times a day. But it doesn’t help at all, and I feel pain even on the weekends when I’m not working.
So I’m not sure if it’s related to the time I spend in front of my screen, or to something else. I really don’t know…
NatalieMemberTopics: 8 Replies: 62
I think you should go ahead and see a physiotherapist. You don’t have to wait until the pain increases or until you can’t even move your neck before considering physiotherapy!
A physiotherapist can surely help you figure out what is wrong with your neck, and recommend you some treatments to resolve the problem before it gets worse.
So my advice is: Listen to your mom and schedule an appointment with a physiotherapist!
TeresaParticipantTopics: 6 Replies: 72
I agree that you should see a physiotherapist. No matter what is causing your problem, it seems like you really do have a problem, and you deserve better than to just endure this persistent pain.
Also, I might be wrong, but I think you don’t need any referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist. I’m pretty sure all you have to do is schedule an appointment.
Ok, thank you. And I guess you’re right, and I shouldn’t endure this pain. I just never feel comfortable seeing doctors or other health care professionals, I’m not sure why. I just try to avoid it as much as possible.
I guess I’ll follow my mom’s advice, and your advice too, and I’ll look for a physiotherapy clinic near my place.
JacksonMemberTopics: 1 Replies: 43
BrettParticipantTopics: 4 Replies: 69
Have you talked about your neck pain problem to your doctor? If not, maybe it would be a good start. Or maybe you should go and see a physiotherapist if you think it could help you.
No matter what you decide to do, I hope you’ll be fine and pain free as soon as possible.
Thank you so much! Thank you everyone. I’ll see if I can schedule an appointment next week.
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