About 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. From there I have had spinal problems that have developed into severe with bulged discs, degeneration and spinal spondylosis, a lumbar twisted deformation.
At the end of 2012, I was diagnosed with optical neuralgia. I sought a new physician who treats without steroid injections, and with local anesthetics and occasional spinal blocks!
I now find myself with a knot at the base of my neck. It is a deep muscle that will not release with stretching or rolling on tennis balls.
Since December, a tweak in the thoracic 1-2 all exacerbated the atrophy and knots deep in the muscular interior! I have to spend many hours per night trying to exercise the knots away.
My condition has become worse. My mental awareness and positivity wears thin as I took three years to learn the mindset that literally has saved my life! I cannot take lyrica or pregabalin. I have been taking cymbalta for three years now and depakote for vertigo and mood, magnesium and prescription strength Vitamin D, along with lecithin to help with memory and my nervous system.