Several weeks ago I woke and could not turn my head. Since then I have headed up a neck committee that involved hot compresses, Motrin, a massage therapist, and pillows that kneel diligently beneath my back in bed. One pillow I received (thanks, JG) is the vibrating type and it is gyrating relief into me as I write. After the massage, the Pains took holiday, but now a Little Pain has returned and is wanting to stay. I am debating my next move and how much I will pay and invest for this ache in my neck to just go away.
I wonder now about the solutions we seek when we desire relief. A chiropractor and acupuncture are on my list to enlist, but I also think about how I may need to shift my mindset to lift the torment. I'm learning more about how the mind is our most powerful tool, and perhaps we need to use it to rule over discomfort. If I use the methods like those in the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, the answer is not by suffering through within an ibuprofen bottle.
He might say to think that I am already well and to supply my thoughts with images of the uninjured. This belief will lead to relief. I choose to think that a troupe of handsome shamen are on their way ready to give me a luxurious rub-down. I can handle the pain for another day.