I have arthritis in my neck and it has been acting up again- I do feel its the cold weather and stress. Yesterday afternoon it was SO bad, it was giving me a whopper of a headache and I don't get headaches normally. I have a "rice" neck wrap that I made (pre-fibro) that I put in the microwave and put on my neck and the warm "heat" helps.
I will bet with all the packing and stress from moving you have aggravated yours. I can't take Ibuprofen as it upsets my stomach- are you able to? I would take that if you can and get some heat on it. Mine gets better after time.
It's been chilly here in Florida, too. My neck has been killing me, too. Kelly, get a tube sock, fill it about 2/3's full of long grain rice (not the instant) and tie a knot at the end. You can microwave this and it gives off moist heat. It feels wonderful on that stiff neck.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 11/1/2008 10:33:43 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 11/2/2008 2:42:07 PM (GMT-7)
Kelly, congratulations on your 12yrs! what a fantastic achievement. you have to do what works for you, re the methadone. i have friends, family and even doctors who dont like the dose of Xanax im on, and how long ive been on it- however it works for me, they dont have to live in my body.
i have chronic neck pain, and have for years- but its getting worse, and im 28. ive tried painkillers, anti-inflammatories, naturopathy, heat packs. my neck is far too tender to get a massage, and no pillows work. if anyone has anything that i havent tried, please let me know-
Blessings, Maz XX
Post Edited (Mazfire) : 11/3/2008 2:01:43 AM (GMT-7)
Kelly, I am very tired and didn't read all the replies thoroughly, so maybe someone has suggested this already. Does your neck crackle like newspaper or loud rice crispies? Maybe it is a build up of malic acid (I think that is the right name for it). I do yoga stretching like the horizon stretch and the twisted something or other for that pain and cracklies. Sorry I am not being very specific. So, um, try yoga stretches?