I promised to give my honest assessment on whether the McKenzie Method used by the physical therapist I am seeing is helping me. Today, back at work with many people needing to get back on track with their medical care and benefits on their claims after a long holiday weekend, my neck is stiffer than ever. I have only been able to schedule physical therapy appointments once a week with the two holidays, so I should mention that. On most accepted Nevada workers' compensation claims, physical therapy is scheduled for three days a week, and that may make a huge difference. (I do not have a workers' compensation claim. My neck problems are related to age, hours spent in sub-optimal postures in front of a computer, reading late into the night in bed, a few rear-end fender benders over the years, and several significant horse back riding injuries).
I'm finding that it is frustrating that I am forgetting to do the exercises I have been taught by the therapist at least five times a day. The exercises probably take all of ten minutes to complete, so I don't have a good excuse for not remembering. I think I will simply have to set the alarm on my phone today to make myself do them. Of course, it would be so much easier to take a pill of some sort and have the problem with decreased range of motion, stiffness and pain just disappear. However, I cannot do that. I want to remain clear mentally and crisp with my reaction time for my horse-back riding.
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Worker’s Compensation Updates
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