Back again, after a few more chiropractic visits and doctor meetings and an MRI last sunday...
has possibly reached a new level of information- the MRI said that it was bulges of the vertebre (C-6, C-5), something about them ever so slightly off place and that was irritating the surrounding nerve(s) and causing all the pain in the shoulder, arm, neck + back- and the tingling down the arm as well. it's so minor that surgery doesn't make sense.
he said the position of (my) head and neck for violin was most likely what caused it, or at least what irritates it more, and the only way to maybe find relief is to stop doing all things that hurt, and not start again until the pain is gone.
that means no track/running (pouding=compression of vertebre+cushions)
and no violin
i didn't play all summer because i was working at a camp, and that didn't help- so i know it would mean more than 8 week off.
i really don't know what to do now
i can't not play, but i can't take this discomfort.
help? of any kind...
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