As I laid in the MRI scanner again, I felt so depressed. I hated it... The claustrophobic feeling of being trapped in a tight tube and knowing that a medical bill of thousands of dollars is coming. From past experiences, the MRI never led to any diagnosis that could cure my excruciating neck and back pain I've had for years. I lay there listless with little hope of recovery.
Memories of my parents nagging at me flashed across my mind. I remember them telling me to sit up straight or I'll regret it when I get old. They told me that I'll look hunchbacked and feel back pain when I get older. I remember brushing them off, thinking they are exaggerating and that they should just loosen up and relax.
Now I'm 48 years old and I'm a Mum myself. I finally understand my parents' wisdom. After I hit my 40s, I really began to feel all sorts of neck and back pain, and my body posture deteriorates so quickly.
It happened so quickly. I look at my photos 5 years ago and compare it to the person I see in the mirror. What happened?! My posture is so bad now... My neck and back are so curved and my shoulders dropped so much forward. I used to look so athletic!
And the neck and back pain... Oh my god, the pain! The pain comes for no reason whenever it feels like coming. They come randomly in different places. Sometimes, it's at the bottom of my neck, sometimes it's at the bottom of my spine.
The pain gets so bad it spreads to my shoulders and head. In worst cases, I get a migraine and swollen neck and shoulders. It's so bad I have to lay in bed for days.
I work in an office job and pretty much have to sit in front of my computer for the entire day. The poor posture and pain in my neck and back make this really hard. I can only sit for 30 to 60 minutes before the pain comes at me. And because I sit for so long, my pain and posture worsen. It's like an endless downward spiral.
I hate going to the doctor. I had to wait for hours... And then multiple follow-ups. After dozens of hours and thousands of dollars spent, they basically told me there's nothing serious with me. I could even feel some of them mentally telling me to get over it because it's "just a backache".
They would tell me it's part of getting old and there's nothing much to do about it. Then, they would prescribe some painkillers that offer no good relief other than making me drowsy and unproductive all day. No thanks!
There had to be something else out there for me!
I went to a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, and Acupuncturist, but... After months spent with each of them at around $150 per session once per week, I felt NO IMPROVEMENT AT ALL.
I even had to do hours of exercises at home daily as homework from my Physiotherapist. And with my Chiropractor, I actually felt worse after the sessions. They all DID NOTHING for me!
When I was about to give up and live with my destiny with pain... My friend, Tania, told me she discovered something that worked amazingly for her and recommended me...