Osteoarthritis neck pain relief

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Avatar n tn to reach the base of neck to shoulder pain up to wrist..occasionaly painful. also have ddd in l5-s1 lumbar..leg spasms,and ackes.can't do daily activities without pain..simple things. many different symptoms have started since... and does thing impair me at 30's from working.
Avatar n tn No arm or shoulder pain, in fact only symptoms for prior surgeries were nerve pain in arm - never had neck pain! At no time did any doc tell me I had OA. I specifically asked this new doc if he saw any disc or bone spurs at that level and he said no. Lab work for RA was all negative. Has anyone had a similar experience???
Avatar m tn i have moderate oa of the neck and i work as a cart person at a grocery store and i was wondering ,will contiuning ,pushing carts every day make the oa worse i have been slowing down on how many carts i can push . i have been there 25 years doing the same job. i havent said anything to my boss,dont wana give them a reason to get rid of me.
Avatar f tn very interesting reply, i had fusion C4-5 18 months ago, relief with neck/shoulder arm pain- still have alittle. but now have bad headaches and neck to mid back stabbing pain that is relentless, never had that before surgery. would you say that relaxation works for low levels of pain? i had tried every procedure that i'm aware of.....
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 n tn pain in neck. For awhile i thought the pain i get in the left side (mainly) of my neck was serious too. but Dr's checked my arteries and they are fine. my Doctor says it's muscle spasms and he's probably right. i do have problems with spasms due to neck and lower back problems. so it's mostly muscles but try relaxing, heat and maybe even an aspirin. good luck.
Avatar f tn I have been going more frequently to physical therapy as well as aqua therapy resulting in only a little bit of relief. Sometimes the pain is so bad that I just cry. I can't sleep more than a few hours with all the pain in back, neck, back of my head and shoulders waking me up. I just wanted to know if anyone over 50 years old had their rods removed and if there was any improvement in the pain at all after the removal and/or if you were glad that you had the rods removed.
Avatar m tn Non-Drug Solutions for Pain Relief Before resorting to a narcotic pain reliever. Below is a list 18 non-drug treatments for pain. These options provide excellent pain relief without any of the health hazards that prescription (and even over-the-counter) painkillers carry. This list is in no way meant to represent the only approaches one can use. These are just some of the best strategies.
Avatar f tn My neck pain (as its been getting worse - with worse symptoms which is why the MRI), woke me up very very early! I took a treximet which has yet to work! It doesn't help the neck pain but will help take the edge off the migraine up the face to eye to above somewhat. This is not in my head at all! I am getting angry this morning wanting to call my family dr up and tell him just that!
Avatar n tn 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.
974371 tn?1424656729 Try applying local analgesic creams. Place ice over the painful area every 1-2 hrs for pain relief. Sleep on a firm surface with a pillow under the knees and take OTC pain medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Ensure to take them after food. Regards.
Avatar f tn i started out with back pain ,now i have neck pain down my arms and pain in the thoracic area of my back also weird pressure numbness sensation in my upper back?i do not understand why i have so much pain?
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.
1318375 tn?1274324381 Please someone help! I've been having pain in my neck, back, shoulder and arm for about 9 months now. I've been in pain management after MRI results came back showing I have 3 mild bulging discs in my cervical spine. I also have a herniated disc in my thoracic spine. I've had many steroid injections, nerve blocks, and even a radio frequency procedure (which was not fun). I've had mild relief from the procedures but it's always back within 3 weeks or so.
Avatar f tn I still haven't found a good pain relief form I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions I am also allergic to Ibuproffen which limits me from taking anti inflammatories...Any suggestions would be Greatly appreciated!
700067 tn?1332992883 I don't have a fever or any other symptoms of illness and since this has continued on for over a week now without any relief from the steroids, pain pills, caffeine, or lying flat I guess it's time to bring in the big guys. I try to resist going in until it's absolutely necessary but this is just ridiculous and I feel like crap.
748543 tn?1463449675 While at work the other day, I received an email notification from my oldest and most popular blog on TMJ/TMD Pain Relief matters. While reading it and in my mind formulating my answer to a TMJ and TMD Prototypical Patient, I realized that the post really deserved its own thread. I am including the post here. Dear Dr. Nassery- You have heard this before but thank you and Dr Chan for continuing this blog, it is very important to the TMD community.
Avatar n tn Yes I definitely have more joint/neck/lower back pain. I did damage it orignally in two separate accidents but after years of physical therapy it was doing much better. I feel now that it is all "tighter" nowhere near as limber and the muscles pull pull pull trying to put something back into whack in several spots. That is how it feels although technically it's probably nothing to do with it. Gosh it's hard to describe pain. One year post and SVR.
Avatar n tn 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 .
Avatar dr m tn This is an invasive technique that only sometimes gives pain relief. The nerve regrows and pain can return anywhere from 2 weeks to a year. Peekawho above is going to be having this done and I’ve asked her to let us know how that procedure was and what kind of pain relief she received. Will be interesting to know. So, we all have to balance our level of pain, with medications that do the least harm.
1956614 tn?1325869001 sometimes it gets so stiff, and it feels like its attached to my shoulders,i also expained, that i now get pain when i chew, but its mostly on the left sideof my neck, and jaw. i hope you wont have to have surgery again, it sounds like pseudo surgery, really dosent solve anything. do you feel like you would do the surgery if you had the chance to go back.
Avatar n tn rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and osteoarthritis of the knees, hands and hips. People who have stomach issues from taking anti-inflammatories by mouth can bypass that problem with Voltaren gel. Endo Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Voltaren 1% gel, is the sole supplier and they have released a statement that Voltaren gel is on back order and they cannot estimate a release date. Hmm.
Avatar n tn Sudden onset of left shoulder, back, neck pain upon waking now constant two days. Unable to get comfortable. Breathing hurts. Using my right arm hurts. Bracing helps. Heat / ice no improvement. Two years ago I tripped and fell hard on my knees and front and had this kind of sharp pain from shoulder blade to chest upon certain movements. It faded to nothing until I woke with more pain in these areas.
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.
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 n tn i also had surgery at c5 an c6 i hurt my neck at work was in therpy for 5 months an got surgery at c5 an c6 with a plate an suffer from headachs an lower neck pain an shounder pain on the right side headachs last 3 days an neck pain that goses into my right shouder the dr sent me back to therpy witch makes it worse.
Avatar n tn I had a long time before i could get into therapy, afyer 4 long months in a hard collar. I never lost the pain in the neck and shooting pain in right side neck and radiating down my arm into hand and fingers tingling. fusion at c5-c6-c7. after a long time in rehab and therapy , i was sent to pain=management, i had several set of 3 injectons that only gave me breif releif. then i had a nerve block at c7 that didn't help but showed the dr. where some of the problem might be.
Avatar f tn Whenever i turn my head to the right or left, I feel a grinding sound on the back of my neck. Every time I turn. Like when Im driving and I have to look behind me when I'm turning into another lane, it grinds. It hurts, and its been here for 2 months. I'm worried.
1852493 tn?1319499812 I have severe joint pain but only while resting in my hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows,neck, and back. While I am working or doing physical activity, I feel no pain. I have tried Aleve, Icy Hot, Heating pad, massage chair, hot baths, Tylenol, all with no relief. I tried 1/2 of a left-over RX pain pill and it helped me sleep, but I still awoke about 5 hours later with pain. Every morning I get up and I feel like I have been beaten half to death.
Avatar f tn Meanwhile you could try resting the shoulder. Warm compresses and NSAIDS may be useful for pain relief. I would also suggest avoiding exercises/ physiotherapy till a definitive diagnosis is made, Hope this helps. Take care!