Osteoarthritis neck injury

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1. How old are you? 2. Have you every had an injury to your neck? for example, motor vehicle accident, head injury, etc. 3. Have you had an x-ray or other type of imaging (MRI, CT) for your neck 4. Do you have any numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs? 5. Have you ever had physical therapy, chiropractic therapy for your neck? ~•~ Dr. Parks This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice.
I have extensive Osteoarthritis in my upper back and neck from an accident I was in over 20yrs ago. I had an accident and I broke my right leg and my left arm. As a result my right leg is slightly bowed and therefore around a half inch shorter than my left leg. As a result it has affected my back and neck. Lately my legs have been swelling and itching, mostly the left. I certainly feel it's all related to my right leg injury.
After having a surgery to fix on particular problem that left me with a whole different problem I went to three other osteo docs. They all advised me to have hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, but I didn't want to do that without trying every other avenue. I recently had a 'live blood analysis' and discovered a tiny organism called 'mycoplasma arthritides' was responsible for my problem. I was told that a trauma like my surgery couild have triggered the organism.
It seems to come and last for a couple days and then it goes away. I also have problems with upper back and neck pain that I used to see a chiropractor about. He said I had arthritis in my cervical spine. Could this knee problem be arthritis too? For the record, I'm 28 years old and 5' tall, 102 lbs, so I don't think it's age or being overweight. I hate going to the doctor, but my fiance has convinced me I need to get this checked out. Could it be anything else?
I had a cervical spine injury several months ago (banged my neck on some machinery) that gradually lead to a straightening of my neck (shown by xray). I was not able to move my neck at all at first, and had pain and tingling down my arm, and a stabbing pain in my shoulder blade. Worst of all was the vertigo and head pressure. CT's showed no bulging discs. Muscle relaxers have helped, but the pressure in my head never went away and is becoming maddening.
Usually, such symptoms may result due to post-concussion syndrome and may last for weeks or months after the injury that caused from the injury of a fall, vehicle accident, or sports injury. For treatment approach, first it is essential to get (MRI) done to detect the brain or spinal abnormalities after that injury. Treatment commonly may be suggested for symptoms such as pain-killers, some antidepressants, physical therapy and regular exercises.
I have osteoarthritis in my spine, from neck down. I also have pain in my knee and hands, and my fingers are twisting and have knots. My right knee has had pain and swelling for weeks, and this morning it's too painful to walk. I haven't injured it. Recent blood test didn't report rheumatoid arthritis. So what's going on with my knee, and with my hands?
The location of pain is related to the areas supplied by the greater and lesser occipital nerves, which run from the area where the spinal column meets the neck, up to the scalp at the back of the head. The pain is caused by irritation or injury to the nerves, which can be the result of trauma to the back of the head, pinching of the nerves by overly tight neck muscles or compression of the nerve as it leaves the spine due to osteoarthritis.
I was given anti inflammatory and once a steroid shot in my shoulder. The doctor said it was an injury both in my neck and shoulder. It went completely away and I was strong and felt zero pain anywhere. Then out of nowhere it returned with a vengeance and I was practically incapacitated with pain in my entire upper body. It resolved now to pain in my shoulder and diaphragm and it hurts when I take a deep breath, cough or sneeze.
In answer to your question, I had a MRI and bone scan, neck down, in 2005. They showed only mild osteoarthritis. My spine at the base of my neck has been sore for a few years. The spinal column feels compressed at that point. I'm thinking Cranial Sacral.
, he finds nothing, sends me to ortho shoulder-nothing, EMG nothing, MRI of neck only-nothing. Rheumatologist throws Cymbalta at me and now on that. Meloxicam didn't help, Tramadol doesn't help. One day I take Tramadol with .5 Ativan and my pain was relieved. I sleep on my sides, it feels like a tight wide rubber band holding my fingers and hand/joint pain during day like I punched someone and it's the next day. Wrists when squeezed shift/crack.
EXTREME NECK POPPING FOLLOWED BY NECK/SHOULDER PAIN: Woke up one morning in Oct and neck started making popping sounds (hundreds of times a day). I never crack my neck so it was unusual. Within a week, sharp pains started in my neck & shoulder (always on the right hand side). For the last 3 months, I have had these pops (300 times a day) and sharp quick pains (50-100 times/day). Chiropractic services was no help in Oct/Nov. Physical therapy excerises during all Dec did not help.
Six weeks ago I started having bad neck pain. I do not recall a specific injury but I have been seeing a chiropractor. We reviewed the dizzy feeling that I constantly have and so far the treatments have not helped the dizzy. The sharp neck pain has let up, but I do feel an ache inside my neck that goes up to the base of my head. And 2 days ago woke with the bad migraine headache and the severe dizzy is back! Have had a headache for 4 days straight, back & sides of head mostly where it is.
I'm a work comp case too but haven't spoken to a lawyer yet as I'm having trouble getting a low back MRI due to my insurance, and because doctors don't beleive I'm in pain, even though my xray shows I have a serious back and neck injury. I'm a nurse. What I've been told, and from I beleive from working with doctors as a nurse is they veiw patients as a illness that they treat and fix and then it's all done.
I am a nurse that has had a injury to neck & shoulder have pain in neck r side which goes down my R arm, i have periods of dizzy feeling and at time feel that i need to hold on to somethings. Its wakes me up out of a sleep, it come into my dreams & wakes me its not getting any better have seen nurologious X3 they think I depress but i know I'm not this has only happen since my injury nearly 6 months ago .
I have the cracking of the neck to and I know it is arthritis, I used to do the collanetics neck exersises, I guess it did work, if you have any additrional information about this please let me know. Also I wont get into details because it is a long story, but about 10 yrs ago 51 yrs old,I had a terrible ear infection and my neck cracking, they got me in Antibiotis and it did not help.
He never bothered to do an MRI or even an xray after my neck injury, and didn't relate my migraines to the neck injury. My suspicions that the migraines were caused from injuring neck were proven when I finally had an MRI of my neck a couple of months ago. I had finally insisted on going to a Neurologist, and he immediately put me on Zanaflex to relax the muscles and tension in my neck, and is almost positive that all those headaches are resulting from the mess in my neck.
But it's the opposite,it's hard ! I try to move on,but as soon as I try to do something ,my neck or back pain takes over,and I can't finish what I start,and that gets me upset! I usually keep it to myself.I broke-up my relationship of 3 good yrs.I felt guilty that I was not able to do what couples do like dancing,walking in the park or lake,I just didn't feel right that iI would not be able to work and support them.
I have retained an attorney and he told me that the company that I work for would be responsible for all medical bills pertaining to my neck or any area that was effected from my injury for the rest of my life. I know how bad the pain can be, I just hope it will eventually get better. I'm so sorry for your lose and I wish you luck.
Since then I am having trouble with pain in the neck and shoulder area just below the fusion area. I wake in the morning with a headache then turns to pain in lower neck and shoulders. I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back.
Welcome to the Back and Neck Community! You have accessed this site because you are probably experiencing symptoms, such as pain, that may be related to possible abnormal conditions of the spine. Members are here to provide assistance and support for you as you post questions regarding concerns you may have regarding your medical condition, treatment and rehabilitation. We are not doctors.
The pain starts years before appreciable changes can be detected through X-rays. A repetitive tendon injury is a likely diagnosis. Also, it could be osteoarthritis since you have pain in both thumbs. Another possibility is rheumatoid arthritis. Both can cause symmetrical joint involvement. The treatment is rest, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as Tylenol, Aleve or Mobic. Take care!
Sometimes, it is caused by uncomfortable sleeping position which puts unnecessary stress to your neck. Other possibilties are meningitis and cervical osteoarthritis. . In meningitis, the pain in the neck becomes worse as you try to move your chin downward.It is accompanied by fever and vomitings usually. A crunching sound while trying to move your painful neck coupled with a tingling sensation in your upper extremities can point to cervical osteoarthritis.
Other types of fibromyalgia headaches include tension/ migraine headaches, temporo mandibular joint problems, post concussive syndrome from injury, allergies with sinus congestion and referred pain from tender/trigger points in neck and shoulder area. Certain unrelated causes like hypertension, renal disorder, eye disease, cervical osteoarthritis, brain tumors etc can also cause earaches. Consult your neurologist at the earliest to check the cause and treat accordingly. Hope this helps.
The pain is due to irritation or injury of nerves, pinching of nerves by tight neck muscles, compression of nerves as it leaves the spine secondary to osteoarthritis or tumors in the neck. Local inflammation or infection, gout, diabetes etc. you need to consult a neurologist who will do a detailed neurological examination, X-ray upper spine, eliciting tenderness over affected nerve, relief from pain after an anesthetic block will be needed to confirm diagnosis.
The pain in occipital neuralgia can be caused by irritation or injury to the nerves, which can be the result of trauma to the back of the head, pinching of the nerves by overly tight neck muscles, compression of the nerve as it leaves the spine due to osteoarthritis, tumors or other types of lesions in the neck. Treatment of this condition is generally symptomatic and includes massage and rest.
No shoulder injuries but I do have a history of neck and shoulder pain - most often on the left side - probably due to osteoarthritis (the doctor thinks). However, this time (since the shingles rash started in my thumb), the pain is different - more intense, relentless, and very sensitive to the touch.
I've been in 3 car wrecks since 3/2007.The1st wreck I had neck,back,& a torn medial meniscus.I had surgery to repair the knee & with physical therapy & excercise recovered with no permanent problems.In the 2nd wreck had the same neck,back,but only non-surgical damage to the same left knee.With physical therapy & exercise recovered with no permanent problems.
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