I have been a dental hygienist for more than 11 years now. Unfortunately this job causes many back, neck, shoulder, arm and wrist problems... About 3 weeks ago, my right side from neck to hand got hurt and I have been in a lot of pain since. I keep getting muscle spasms, and my entire arm keeps going numb. It is quite scary, because I can't do much anymore.
I went to see a doctor who gave me pills and showed me some exercises to do. The pills are not helping much, but they make me feel woozy! I had to stop working for a week or so until my arm heals. I start physiotherapy tomorrow and I have an EMG test in 10 days. I hear they are quite painful!
The worst part is that I can't even touch any of my cross stitches. Too painful! I haven't worked on any of my projects in a month now, and it's driving me crazy! I really hope my arm heals soon!