About four weeks ago I started getting pains in my shoulder and neck. Over time it has got more and more painful and uncomfortable. I have a TENS machine which I wrote about here. I actually have the one with four pads and one with two. I had them all on but it was clear that this was a job too far for them.
On my return from Englandshire, I contacted The Lomond Clinic about some physiotherapy because the seizing up had got so bad that I was a danger on the road. When I got to a junction I could only turn to see what traffic was coming with great difficulty.
On Tuesday the physiotherapist, Dee, twisted and turned me, kept firing a contraption which sounded like a toy gun in my neck and stuck several acupuncture needles into me. Whilst it doesn’t inspire you when one hears a physio saying “ooh” “oh dear” and “eeee” when she is examining you, I have to say that Tuesday’s visit, followed by another this morning, has me if not gambolling across a field like a spring lamb, at least able to turn and see a Range Rover at 50 yards.
And now…..hopefully….for a decent night’s sleep!