Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Meds - vicodin : nexium : skelaxin : klonopin
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
I get stiff neck and also have gotten severe pain in my neck, which usually goes into my left shoulder and sometimes my arm. However, I do not have a diagnosis and never actually had it checked out via imaging. It comes on in flares; sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's excruciating. I also get severe spasms with it; at times my left shoulder will be in such spasm that it's actually like it's pushed forward out of place. Then the pain goes up the back of my head and I end up with a headache as well. I can't bend my neck nor move it side to side. I also have a huge stock of all kinds of heating pads, heat patches, rubs, and creams. I have a big moist heating pad that's for the neck and shoulders and it has a tie on the front so it stays on. I find the moist heat works the best, at least while it's on. I also have to sleep on a donut shaped cervical pillow, which does help lessen morning stiffness.
I have a history of lumbar spine issues, spondylosis, stenosis, herniations, etc...I noticed my Rheum has me down with a diagnosis of cervical spondylosis as well. With some of my symptoms, I wondered if I have something similiar going on in my neck as I did in my spine. But my lumbar spine was so severe, I only had that imaged and ended up needing surgery. At this point, though, with my basic insurance, I can no longer get any testing done so it may be some time before I ever actually get my neck thoroughly checked.