A Pain in the Neck

Sorry for my lack of content, lately.  I have been experiencing a terrible amount of pain in my neck (most likely due to blogging and my job), and even looking at a computer screen makes every muscle in my neck and shoulders lock up.

Today, I’m going to my very first Rolfing session.  For those of you who know me, you know that I’m not a big fan of modern medicine and prescription drugs.  This isn’t a political decision for me, it’s simply what I feel to be true.  Normally Homeopathy is associated with hippies and liberals, but I have always related to natural healing.  This is one arena where I believe the liberals have it right.  To me, Homeopathy and natural medicine just makes logical sense.

So anyway, I’m in a lot of pain.  I’ve always been a ‘tense’ person.  (I know, I know… “You don’t say!”)  My neck has given me problems on and off for the past twelve years, but on Sunday, while reaching across our dining room table, I felt a sharp pain shoot through the base of my skull, and into my neck.  I’ve never experienced this before.

I went to my chiropractor and my massage therapist (both of whom are wonderful and have helped me tremendously in the past), who gave me some temporary relief, but after returning to my job and my not-very-ergonomically-correct desk on Tuesday, the pain has returned.  By last night, I was in so much pain that I was in tears.

Out of sheer desperation, I went to my favorite natural healing website, www.curezone.org.  I saw that many people had my symptoms, and that many of them found relief from the practice of Rolfing.  I immediately started googling to find a Rolfer in my area.  There were some in the Twin Cities, but the one I felt the most comfortable with was right here in Wisconsin.  I’m hoping that they can help me.  He and his wife were very kind and understanding (especially since I called them at 7:00 in the morning, in tears!) and they believe that I will gain some relief from their services.

I’ll report back after my first session and let you know how it went, if you’re at all interested.

In the meantime, here’s some headlines that may be of interest to you:

  • Journalist Daniel Pearl’s widow is suing the Pakistani bank who allegedly funded terror organizations that killed her husband.
  • A top Al Qaida leader is arrested in Iraq
  • Barack Obama solidifies his “Redistribution of Wealth” Presidential campaign platform
  • Farm Bill grows government-sanctioned entitlements
  • A Vermont city experiencing a rash of naked people wandering around, bans public nudity
  • Rosie O’Donnel finally finds her calling:  Playing an enraged soccer coach
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