Dap1948's post about the CUE1 device is the poor excuse for the feeble punning in the title, but I fear I am a Sun newspaper headline writer manque
I have this week borrowed back my SCENAR device from my wife (primarily using it on her mosquito bites) and had 2 stunning successes in dealing with pain and rigidity I assumed were due to PD
(now that I have PD, I blame it for everything)
First was waking up on Tuesday with really bad neck pain linked to right shoulder and forearm pain and eye-watering pain turning my head to the left while driving (a problem made worse by having a right hand drive car in France). A combination of a really useless pillow in our holiday mobile home, and 40km cycle rides putting a strain on my forearm were likely responsible
I spent 15 minutes using the frequency modulation mode on the hotspots in the chain, and it maybe eased it a bit, but not enough and I thought "I'm in real trouble here". I did try a few exercises, particularly slowly rotating my head left as far as I could and just dealing with the pain.
Next morning, I woke up and the pain and stiffness were gone
No2 was even more impressive. Mrs WTP had asked for a proper discussion about my PD and changes to my recent routine. Really she wanted to know about citicoline so I shared a lot of information by email and she asked lots of questions. I thought it was going to be about grumpiness. Instead she was really worried about gait changes. I'm dragging my foot much more noticeably and stiff on start up. Again, a 5 hour car journey to get here probably didn't help.
A pain in my left hip, linked to pain stiffness and numbness down my left leg were significant contributory factors in my view. So I tried the scenar again, and same apparent pattern. No immediate relief. Next day no hip or leg pain, no numbness and no foot drag
Just sayin' 😁