Your job should be able to accommodate you if not get an doctors order requiring light duty. Your job should give you a desk position per dr orders or cut your work hours.
I would try different avenues, especially if it's a job you need for livelihood instead of quitting..
Your diagnosis is inflammation of the tendon. Estim, ultrasound in the area should help in time to heal the tendon.
Best to get lab work done to determine the deficiency, then your doctor can tell you what is best to take and dosage.
Sometimes you can also have cramping if you are low in vitamin D, low calcium, dehydrated, and if someone is taking a diuretic pill (sometimes the potassium is too low). This can be determined by a complete blood count. Lab work is needed for this.
In your case, if it's just exercises, increase your H2O. See if that helps.
Usually, muscle spasms will ease up after a few days. If it continues, it could be neurological, following a dermatome pattern. Advise you to make an appointment and take Ibuprofen (if you have no contraindications) to reduce the pain and keep inflammation down.
It depends on what movements increase the pain. If you extend backwards and pain increase. I would do some William- Flexion exercises. You can google and see pictures of these exercises.
(Double knee to chest, single knee to chest, pelvic tilts, abdominal core strengthening exercises, thoraco-dorsal spinal stretches is a good start).
Hope this give you some relief. Continue the exercises, then add strengthening exercise. That will help to hold your adjustments longer.
Two types, 1. functional or 2. structural. Usually ruled out with xrays and orthopedic text.
Correction depends on the degree of curve. 10-15 degrees still a chiropractic patient. Beyond that I would refer to orthopedic physician to monitor curve and determine plan of care.
Most people will notice one shoulder, hip higher than the other. Some rib humping, clothing not even when wearing.
IE: shirts, shirts, etc.
If its ruled out, no scoliosis. I would modify your work out routine. Strengthen the opposite side and stretch muscles on dominate side.
Any numbness, throbbing ache is muscular pain. Tingling, burning, sharp, stabbing pain is nerve related.
Is the pain localize in one area or referred pain going into hands? You can consult a chiropractic physician with a specialist in neurology or an neurologist MD, to rule out cubital tunnel syndrome located in the cubital fossa.
This area is the crease between bicep and forearm when you bend elbow.
It affects the ulnar nerve. A lot of times after surgery, there's pressure on the nerve from swelling. The nerve usually repair itself in time as the swelling goes down.
Hope this helps, symptoms worsen consult your physician.
Dr. R. Hazziez
Great question. Yes, it is very common. It is best to determine if you are a chiropractic patient. Also, to determine if we need to refer you out to a specialist or co-treat with your PCP. Usually with children and preganant women I will not do xrays, unless it's the cervical or upper thoracic region. For MVA (motor vehicle accidents) then its an x ray for that patient. No way around it.
If your claim is close, yes you can still get treatments but you will be responsible for payment.
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Do you have any metal, plates, rods or screws in the surgical area?
I would recommend you not get adjusted in the region of surgery.
Above or below the area would be okay. Make sure you get a thorough examination and share with your doctor your physical/surgical/accident history.
Furthermore, have x-rays done and receive a radiology report. Never let a D.C. or D.O. adjust you without doing so.
Thank you for your question. I hope I was some help.
Best of Health,