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Chicco

688d

What do you do for your neck oainy

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    • dizzydancer

      425d

      I take magnesium, tumeric, and calcium DAILY!!! It really helps!! My pain NEVER STOPPED! it still hurts, but it definitely helped ease it.

    • dizzydancer

      425d

      I take magnesium, tumeric, and calcium DAILY!!! It really helps!! My pain NEVER STOPPED! it still hurts, but it definitely helped ease it.

    • Lorenzo

      558d

      Try to see a chiropractor and get on a spinal decompression machine. Worth the shot before going for surgery. And sometimes the pain could be if you have a reversed curve in your neck.

    • RedWhimsy

      587d

      I have opioid med for lower back pain but it barely touches my neck and it wears out in the middle of night. I'm suffering so much, need an increase in dosage but the primary doesn't care

      • bugsy

        581d

        @RedWhimsy have you tried going to a pain management clinic, that's how I'm receiving my pain medication oh, and it gets me through my day

        • RedWhimsy

          581d

          @bugsy so I guess I'm kind of stuck.

        • RedWhimsy

          581d

          @bugsy I get the pain meds from my primary. It's not enough, but it's better than nothing. Our pain management here just takes everyone off their meds and tells them to do "mindfulness" or "aromatherapy"... I'm serious. A kindhearted nurse told me to steer clear of them

    • Solvi

      618d

      I have been seeing a physical therapist for vertigo and he discovered really tight muscles in my neck. He recommended he do dry needling in the muscles of my neck to help release some of the tension I had light soreness the next day, but it helped a lot.

    • kaypee

      672d

      It gets worse when I lay down

    • Chicco

      672d

      😥did your pain go away in your neck when you lay down?

    • kaypee

      673d

      And if you think it's tension, I think you should do some neck exercises and stretches along with a heating pad

    • kaypee

      673d

      I have degenerative disks also. The doctors say that if the injections work any bit, even if for a day, then they've found the problem. I did the nerve burning on the left side of my cervical spine. It takes two to three weeks for the nerves to die. I go back in another week to get the right side done

    • Chicco

      677d

      What are your thoughts?

    • Chicco

      677d

      The weird thing about mine is it completely goes away when I lay down. My dr. Said I have degenerative disk in my c-7. He told me to get injections. Not cortisone, I tried those they did not work. I did not get the injections…I feel it’s tension causing the pain.

    • kaypee

      677d

      I'm 52. I once had a shooting pain in my neck and in the back of my head. It was like lightning. It startled me and I stayed in the same position, without moving, for about ten minutes. It was like an electric shock. Since then I've been offered different medications, therapy, Botox, surgery, blah blah blah. The doctor said that I do need surgery eventually because of the herniated discs. I want to put it off as much as I can.

    • Chicco

      677d

      Did something happen to make pain start?

    • Chicco

      677d

      That is when mine started. Can I ask your age? What did your pain feel like?

    • kaypee

      677d

      I sure will let you know. I'm ready for some healing. I'm so tired of the pain. I've been having this pain since 2016.

    • Chicco

      677d

      Thank you for telling me this. I am very interested in hearing how much relief you get.

    • kaypee

      677d

      That procedure that I had is called radiofrequency ablation

    • kaypee

      677d

      Okay, so, I had the nerves in my cervical spine burned the day before yesterday. The doctor said the pain relief should take effect in about 2 to 3 weeks. And that pain relief should last front between 6 months to a year. I just had the left side done and in two weeks I'll go back to do the right side of my cervical spine. I have herniated disc and pinched nerves. Another doctor did give me some exercises to do in which I do them and they seem to be a little bit helpful. Not much. I did Botox but it didn't help much because the pain is not coming from my muscles. It's coming from the cervical spine, the bones in my neck

    • kaypee

      680d

      🙌 Yes I sure will let you know.

    • Chicco

      680d

      Please let me know how that goes for you

    • kaypee

      680d

      @Eowyn I had the cortisone injections and tomorrow morning I will be having radiofrequency ablation. @Eowyn did you have the pulsing in your head?

    • Eowyn

      687d

      I had some lumbar nerve pinching/stenosis and disc issues (L4-S1) in the past, and I had a few rounds of cortisone injections for those - maybe this could help for you @kaypee? It helped relieve a ton of swelling for me and now I’m able to manage it a lot better. Hoping you can get some relief in some way! Glad the PT is helping a bit for the time being though!

    • kaypee

      688d

      My doctor gave me diazepam too

      • Lorenzo

        558d

        @kaypee Did this help?

    • kaypee

      688d

      Hmmm. Okay then. My neck pain is from pinched nerves and herniated discs from c1-T1. I also have pulsatile tinnitus and I'm wondering if my neck issues could be causing it. I know the neck can cause lots of issues. Yes I've tried Botox and that didn't work for me. I did physical therapy and that helps just a tad for the moment.

    • Eowyn

      688d

      It’s still in progress for me, but I’ve been getting some Botox injections to target the problem muscles in my neck and relax them. The person I’m going to is taking a conservative approach to make sure I get the optimal amount without overdoing it - I’ve had two sessions so far and it helps more each time. I’m scheduled for another one this week and I’m hoping for further relief from that. In the meantime my doctor has prescribed me some Diazepam to relax the muscles and that helps take the edge off. I’ve also been recommended some stretching exercises, but those honestly haven’t been helping, lol. If your neck pain is muscle related, Botox could be helpful for you - my doctor is actually the one who recommended it for me.

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