My daughter, who is 21, is a violin performance major who has a promising career ahead of her. Sadly, she has been hindered the past two years by problems that sound too familiar on this forum. Our first thoughts were, of course, repetitive muscular injury but now that is looking too simple. Like so many, she has had MRI's, ENC, gone to a Neurologist, two Osteopathic Surgeons, three Physical Therapists, three Chiropractors, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree (a little comic relief here). Here are her symptoms:
Pain in upper shoulder/back area
Knots (deep tissue therapy helps but not completely)
Tingling in her arm; goes to "sleep"
Joint pain in her feet when she wakes up (this is more recent)
Also but might not be related:
Depression; probably onset by this physical business
This is just so sad and I feel discouraged trying to help her. We have driven all over the Metroplex and spent so much money. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.