Maybe it isn't all from knitting. Several years ago I did have some shoulder pain and discomfort before getting heavily involved in knitting, that I was able to find some relief from with a few visits to the chiropractor. However, the chiropractor we were going to in Connecticut wasn't all that great and the relief was really short lived.
Back in April when Mike began having some serious neck pain himself, he found a chiropractor here who did some extensive rehabilitation, gave him vitamin supplements and an exercise regimen. Now he is feeling really great and he was most likely saved from needing surgery.
After months of being in discomfort myself, but with everything going on with my father I hadn't done anything about it, I too started seeing the "witch doctor"/chiropractor a few weeks ago. The tests and x-rays he did didn't show a very good prognosis, but with his therapy and adjustments I believe I too am on the way to a healthier body.
Now the rule for sitting and knitting are:
- only 30-45 minutes at a time,
- then I have to get up walk around and
- stretch for 10 minutes before returning to it.