I think a massage therapist made me worse

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  1. Kelly Curtis

    Kelly Curtis New Member

    Mar 5, 2018
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    I had a massage about 4 weeks ago because I wanted to release a bit of tension in my shoulders.
    I had a chat with her and she seemed to know what she was talking about, but the massage she did really hurt. I knew why she was using so much pressure as I needed my 'knots' to be released - but I didn't think anything else of it.

    Since then, I've had severe back, neck and shoulder pain, with shooting pain down my arms, down my back around my breasts, and chest. My hands and feed have gone numb, on the verge of having pins and needles with it resulting in pins and needles at least twice - but the numbness is almost constant. I've been to see a chiropractor, had acupuncture, and a 'thumper' massage (which does sound like an Anne Summers toy) but it was good..!

    I've changed my pillows (I used a memory foam one for a few nights), then bought a new neck support pillow, I've self massaged and taken pain killers, non of which worked. I cannot sleep well and I have two small boys who want to be picked up and need looking after. My husband is amazing at helping and really understanding - but I feel so down with it now. It's causing me headaches and I just feel crappy most of the time...

    Could the therapist have made me worse, and should I tell her?
    Does anyone have advice on what else I could do to try and ease the pain.
    I've been given Naproxen and i'm having blood tests tomorrow to check for vitamin B12 deficiency - which could be the cause of the numbness - but i'm still stuck with an aching neck/shoulders/back...
  2. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    Apr 30, 2004
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    I guess it depends on how soon after the massage you experienced the pain. If it was directly after then yes, you should mention it to the massage therapist, though ideally you should have done this within a day or two of having the massage. Not sure what will be achieved several weeks down the line.

    Hopefully your doctor should be able to get your tests done and, as is the way of the great medicine men (or women) eliminate what it's not and try and narrow down what it could be. ;)
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