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Avatar m tn Hey Rick, Welcome to the forum. Walking at a reg. pace w/out exerting yourself, is your best bet. Trampoline -only 5 min each time.- is highly recommended for lymphatic support. You do not need to jump. Just bouncing will do it. Deep breathing will bring about fantastic benefits! Try Pranayama deep breathing several times daily. Just look it up. Breaststroke is any easy stroke in swimming, that you may want to try.
Avatar f tn Years ago after horrendous headaches and neck pain and trips to the ER I was diagnosed w/ osteoarthritis that cause migraines. Been taking hydrocodone for it since then and it's been a godsend. 2 little pills and both problems go away and I can function.............I don't take them everyday, more like 3 or 4 days a week, 2 pills and I'm good for most of the day. I also have a tens unit which has help tremendously as well. Take LOTS of hot baths etc. Fast forward to now.......
1422878 tn?1284588193 Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! In all probability you have osteoarthritis or spondylosis of cervical vertebrae. This causes compression of the spinal nerves in the cervical spine region. This can happen due to overuse of computers, work involving straining of neck, herniated disc, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required. Please consult a neurologist. The treatment is to remove the compression.
Avatar f tn My husband keeps getting recurrent pain in his neck. He has had to go to the ER a few times and x-rays were normal. He went to the dr. yesterday and she gave him Flexeril and Ultram but they don't seem to help the pain. Tonight I put hot, wet washrags (making them hotter slowly) and after waiting about 15 minutes, rubbed ben-gay on his neck and shoulder muscles. He says 'if I could just crack my neck, I think it would feel allot better'. Any other suggestions about what I can do to help him?
1438412 tn?1315511519 I also have bone spurs and and bad dics in my neck that causes nerve damage. I have arthritics and fibromaga and siatica. I know I sound like a nut but all are doctor diagnosed. But the truth is 2years ago I lost 50 lbs and the pain was much less. We were going to every zoo and entreatment you could Imagine.then I fell and could not get up for months. I started gaining and didn't stop. Now the pain is awful. I am on disability.
Avatar m tn 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. Treatment usually includes physiotherapy of the neck, neck massage, local anesthetic or steroid nerve blocks and medications which are used for nerve related pain (e.g Neurontin).
469901 tn?1276567223 Welcome to the arthritis forum! Here you will find a wonderful group of friends who have arthritis, think they have arthritis or are being diagnosed. We are patients, not doctors, and through our combined experiences, we have much information we can share to help you as you go through the steps of getting a diagnosis, or if you're newly diagnosed, we can offer suggestions on how to cope.
627017 tn?1222128667 It is so lonely,as you all know, looking so normal on the outside and suffering so much on the inside. Luckily, I have a very supportive husband and family. I have had manageable neck pain for many years, but it became chronic and intolerable about two years ago. I did not make the connection at the time, but it was when I started having major problems with my teenage daughter.
Avatar m tn The impression - early changes of osteoarthritis in the cervical spine. Lately I am experiencing an increased stiffness and burning sensation the the same area. Is there something that can relieve me of this? Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn The Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum Topic: Neurology - General Subject: Dizzy, headache, neck pain/ache From To Post trixmouse 01/12/2007 . I'm a 33 yr old female and about a year ago I started feeling extremely dizzy. I wouldn't describe it as room spinning dizzy, more like I feel like my head is in a snow globe and someone is shaking it, very spacey. The first "episode" lasted about 5-6 weeks.
1088646 tn?1256953523 Basically massage your neck area very gently so as not to bring on a migraine or headache with opposite hand to opposite side of neck. So left hand massage right side of neck very gently and then do the other side. For your upper back put pillow on your bed. Place your upper back on the pillow so your head is hanging off the pillow. Arms out to the side. This gives you a good stretch through your chest and upper back. And do some gentle breathing.
Avatar n tn About three years ago, I began having pain in my neck, specifically at the C1 vertebra, where the neck meets the skull. I visited my Dr. and he did a manual examination (about 30 sec) and gave me stretching exercises. However, the pain continued. I visited a Chiro, who prescribed x-rays, and said the pain came from my neck not curving. He did manipulations for months, but it would provide temp. relief at best, which became less with time.
Avatar n tn How many of you have been bothered by periodic stiff neck, pains in the neck and shoulders, and related pains or numbness in the neck, shoulder, and arms. I have really noticed an increase in this problem since becoming SVR, and think that it may be connected to both the former HCV infection, which often provokes joint problems, and also to all the interferon that I did over the years.
Avatar f tn I get severe pain in my neck and into my face to eyeball and above (all at once - starts in neck) - mostly my right side, but once in awhile I do get in the left - mostly the right though, big time! I get severe pain/migraine that feel like an icecream headache times 100! Pain in upper back area worse in one area. Pain extending into arm. All kinds of migraines!!!
975514 tn?1325001538 Hello and welcome to the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum on MedHelp. This forum is a place for people to come and share experiences with FMS and CFS. Some of you may have a diagnosis from your doctor, some of you may be seeking an answer for undiagnosed symptoms and some of you may be a relative or friend of one who is suffering. This is a great place to learn more and to gain support from others who suffer as well.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Been OK till 1 1/2 years now. Treated 3 years ago for arm pain and neck pain(PT). PT helped.No arm pain but neck hurts lots and area in neck has numby feeling and back hurts a few inches further down.DR said something abt cervical vertibrae there not herniated but will.? Been trying to keep up with PT showed me abt way I hold my head and posture. But does not help the pain. Started having dizzy spells. Never falling.
Avatar f tn I can even hear screeching sound on my neck bone when I turn my neck either to right or left or front to back. I had been treated by chiropractor and physician but my condition and pain does not improve. I am also suffering from burning and sour sensation on my tongue and I don't know whether all these are related to my bone. Has any nerve been afftected or compressed? I don't know what kind of specialist to consult anymore! Please help me...
748543 tn?1463449675 ” Treating hundreds of patients including those with TMJ pain and all kinds of neck or cervical neuralgia, over the past 15 years in my Clinic at Miami Beach Dentistry, I have come to see this connection first hand. The body works as a complex unit, and when trying to treat it all parts need to be addressed based on their own merit. What does this mean? I’ll elaborate.
748543 tn?1463449675 One of the most difficult concepts to get across to my TMD patients and other doctors is the connectivity of the Jaw and the Neck. In fact, it is my strong belief that TMD/TMJ should really be classified as a Craniocervical Disease and hence fall under the umbrella of medical coverage rather than treated strictly as a dental problem. To the Neuromuscular-minded dentist, "Occlusion" is an extension of general Postural Consideration.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
774736 tn?1311334985 You presented with neck pain and dizziness, so the x-ray neck was done to check for any vertebral and spine issues like spondylolisthesis or slipping of vertebrae due to degeneration or trauma, disc herniation (better visualized on MRI spine), osteoarthritis or trauma. All these can cause nerve root impingement and compression symptoms like tingling, numbness and dizziness due to the spinal canal stenosis.
1509919 tn?1290032336 Hello Cougarman, Welcome to our Pain Management Forum. I am glad that you found us and took the time to post. Imagining reports can be difficult to understand. You may want to visit our Radiology Forum at this address: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Radiology-/show/905 Basically your MRI says that you have numerous reasons for pain. Any time you have nerve impingement it can produce pain. You also have disc protruding out of their normal space. Stenosis is another term for narrowing....
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Dear Somuchpa, welcome to the medhelp forum. Low backache and pain at the top of spine could be suggestive of a spine issue. Low back pain could be due to a lumbar disc prolapse, degenerative disc disease and slipping of vertebra due to degeneration or trauma. Neck pain also needs investigation for cervical degenerative disc disease and cervical osteoarthritis. An MRI spine is needed to check for possible diagnosis. You could take over the counter NSAIDS in the meanwhile.
Avatar f tn I am only 31 and when I sit in the floor I feel I can't easily without pain get up. My lower back is constantly hurting and my neck also. I'm sure I have a toch of arthritis but am I supposed to be so fragile at such a young age?
Avatar n tn I hurt all the time in just about every muscle , hips, legs, back, neck , shoulders, could this be muscle atrophy, or is it coming from the osteoarthritis that i have.
Avatar n tn Is there a forum here on anything other than neck and back problems? I am just wondering. Thank you C.C.
Avatar n tn Hi - Your hand pain can be a combination of the numbness/tingling resulting from the problems with your neck, but you could have co-existing arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder causing loss of cartilage between the individual bones. This causes the bones to rub together and produces pain and loss of movement. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic and chronic disease affecting the synovium (lining) of the joint.