I'd like to exercise but my left hip and right knee are so painful. Then to top it off I slipped in the water in the driveway and injured the muscles and tendons from the same area and down to my knee. And I had just had cortisone injections a couple months ago. I really feel I need something more than P.T. for my neck. The burning pain down my arm is too much anymore. Ambien is terrible for me as I still wake up in the middle of the night and it gives me bad dreams. I'm going to start going to a pool and try to get some exercise there. Thanks for your response.View Thread
I have a terrible time staying asleep most likely due to chronic back, neck and hip pain. I am very aware of every move I make during the night and just long for a full night's sleep without disturbances. Early in the morning I start dreaming and it's almost as though I am awake and because I don't want to get up that early ( usually hours before the sun comes up), I fight it. But I get chest pain and sometimes its very bad and a strong feeling of dread or panic. It stays with me for long after I get up. I battled depression for years along with Fibromyalgia. I have severe pain in my neck that causes shoulder pain and pain and weakness down to my elbow. An MRI shows a bulging disc, C5-6, but the medical profession doesn't seem to care much about it. I had a bad whiplash in a car accident at age 20 and have had chronic back and neck problems ever since. I had injections in my SI joint recently. I'm on medication for A-Fib and GERD. Don't know what to do anymore!View Thread
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