I have been given an Rx for PT for neck pain - arthritis in C5, C7 (and bone spurs). I've had PT in past (whiplash 12 years ago, pain behind shoulder blade a few years ago) and it made no difference. I really can't afford the $60/week co-pays this is going to cost me and am wondering what PT can do for me anyway. It can't heal the arthritis or re-inflate the discs. My symptoms include spasms, knife-like pain behind shoulder blade, tingling in neck, arms, hands and fingers, limited mobility in neck. Some insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
I forgot to add - I also got Rx for muscle relaxers. They help with the spasms. Rx for naproxin - helps some with pain. Nothing relieves the popping and grinding every time I move my neck. And the m. relaxers wipe me out - I can hardly function for 24 hours.
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