Was getting headaches daily, went for a message asked to work on my neck, where I thought the most tension was and where the headaches were coming from. Like a lot of other’s I tend to carry my stress and tension in my shoulders and neck.
Day following massage session, felt extreme pain in neck like a pinched nerve. This was new. Applied heat and cold, took a vicodin and repeated throughout the next few days. The acute pain had left but strong muscle tension clamped down severely on my entire neck area, I continued to take the pain medication.
Day 5 – I haven’t been eating much, no appetite but I also had not pooped in days and now found I was unable to. I had forgotten this is often a side effect of the pain med. Took a laxative and the next day still unable to… Can a person die from constipation? It seems logical (at least to me) that dying from being badly backed up is a real possibility. Two more days and another laxative later, all systems working fine. Neck is still stiff and sore, ugh!