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anyone else have this when they're in a terrible flare? It's devastatingly painful.


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Post Re: feels like my neck can't hold up my head
While I sometimes get sore, spazzy muscles in my neck that make it tiring to hold up my head. I can't say it gets as extreme as what you mention. Aside from a nasty shoulder problem though, most of my pain is in my lower back and legs. Although, after I get my haircut I frequently find it much easier to hold my head up, after losing all that hair... ;) The only time I felt like I really could't hold my head up was after a car accident.

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Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:33 pm
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Post Re: feels like my neck can't hold up my head
OMG I just had that a couple of weeks ago. Awwwww I so feel for you, I hope it passes fast for you. :group


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yes. I went for about a month with horrible neck pain. My PT thought that maybe one vertibrae was hung up on another one. Traction helped. I would stand and pull on my neck and do some energy work. It is really a miserable feeling. A rolled towel under my neck helped some. I filled a sock with rice and nuked it, which also helped. Sending you some neck healing energy!

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Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:56 pm
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Post Re: feels like my neck can't hold up my head
thanks you everyone for your experiences!! Makes me feel much better knowing I ain't the only one, ya know? I'ma try that traction stuff and rolled towel jazz. We'll see what happens! It gets so severe that I need to lay down every hour or so. UGH. :cry


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Oops, I meant HE would stand and pull on my neck and do energy work.....

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I figured that's what you meant. loll


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Post Re: feels like my neck can't hold up my head
This is where 50 % of my pain is located :( It really sucks :hair The rest of my pain is back, hip, leg and arms. So basically I feel as though I have been run over by a truck *6*

I keep popping pills *pil* , going to PT and the Doc's. That is between working 40 a week and taking care of my family and aging Mom loll


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Wow dont believe that ....I had that about a month ago i was even holding my head in my hands bad very bad take care mate Tom.


Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:27 pm
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Post Re: feels like my neck can't hold up my head
ugh, that's what I do...then my shoulder blades start to protrude and look freakish. Needless to say, it's horribly painful.

Do you use a cervical collar, tom? For when it gets really severe?


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Post Re: feels like my neck can't hold up my head
jesse, we talked about this in chat the other day and i hope some of the ideas i told u helped.

about the cervical collar.....b4 i had PT for my neck pain, my pc suggested a cervial collar.

i did use one but u have to b very careful how much u use one due to the fact the neck muscles will become weak if you use it for a prolong time.

i have to say there were times when it did feel so good but PT helped to the point of where i stopped using the collar all together.

PT did not take my pain away as i have many things wrong w/my neck and eventually i had to have a Rhyzotomy to burn the occipital nerve.

the nerve does grow back eventually but so far the pain is tolerable on most days w/the use of Neurontin for nerve pain.(it's been 2 yrs)

as i suggested to you, the use of a heating pad helps calm the pain down and is very comforting. also, using a bed pillow between your shoulder and jaw while lying on your side really helped.

that's the only way i found relief from the pain for short periods at a time.

hoping this will help you. best wishes for less pain. :hug queen

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Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:17 pm
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hey queenie! Thanks again for the advice. I tried your methods and found they all helped a bit. It's still severe and getting worse every day. I really hope the pain lets up before training.


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note to self......find the time to help Jessie!!!!! I haven't forgotten you....I promise!!!!!!!

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:kiss :kiss Maryla...I appreciate that! I just figured times are tough for everyone. Don't you worry about a thing. I'm a tough brawd. ;) ;) ;)


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