The pain was almost unbearable. She couldn’t sleep at night because virtually every position triggered a zap of shooting pain down her neck, shoulder, and across her back. She couldn’t move her head fully from side to side without experiencing a jolt of pain. And she couldn’t make sense of what was going on.
Was this something that would be chronic? Was it caused by an injury that she couldn’t remember? (That seemed implausible.) Was this the result of stress? Poor positioning at her desk or while sleeping?