My physical therapist and I have been talking about ways to try to get my mom active again. One thing she mentioned was dry needling. Its similar to Accupuncture. They insert the needle into trigger points. I don't know how it works.
For the past two weeks my left side of neck and shoulder area have been so tight it's kept me awake with all the pain. Yesterday at PT she was massaging that area and felt those tight knots in there. She suggested I try the Dry Needling. Needles don't bother me (strangely enough I don't mind them on me but when I was a nurse I hated giving shots to others.. Lol)
Anywho. I was sore for a few hours but once I went to bed - I slept until 9am. This never happens. I am usually up and down all night and any little noise wakes me up. Today I slept through dad getting up for a meeting. Mom getting up and having breakfast and my son getting up and taking a shower. (we share the same bathroom). That area still feels good even after helping son carry a ladder, doing some decorating etc. I wonder if I could just have her do my whole body. Lol.