I have been trying to heal this horrible crook in the neck for the past 5 days, but this morning I have an deep headache and can hardly turn to check my blind spots while driving to work! Typing this post also shoots pain up my right arm into my neck. Now, I know a nice massage might do the trick. The problem with that, is that my office has been spreading a virus around that I am trying to avoid. Last night I woke up with a tickle in my throat--the inflicted have sworn this is the first symptom. In my past, getting a massage releasing great tension always seems to send the "junk" in my muscles through my entire body, and thus, resulting in a some sort of sickness. Not trying to alleviate a horrible crook in the neck just to get a horrible cold.
Besides a heating pad, hot showers, sleep, and my regular vitamin and health routine, what other treatments can I try to alleviate this horrible pain? I have never tried acupuncture, but have heard good things about it--especially while pregnant. Could that help without spreading sickness through my body? Also, sleeping on my side increases the pain, but back sleeping is no longer an option with the pressure and difficulty it causes to my breathing.