Locked Cervical Joints and Anxiety------SIGH, here we go again.....

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hopeisreal
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to PT last night---told them how I am dizzy, nauseous, kind of wobbly----and of course, the neck/shoulder pain (OMG)!
 
So, I did a few light exercises, had stim/heat applied, then the PT did some "feeling around" on my neck/shoulders---and said my cervical joints are "locked"?  She also said my spine is pushing up into my head which is why I am getting the headaches I have, etc....
 
I just want to cry!  sad    Why is this happening?  How do you get your joints "unlocked"?  Will this resolve itself?  Can anyone comfort me with good news about this---or am I going to walk around with dizziness/wobbliness forever?  I don't like it?  I"m only in my 30s----and very SAD! 
 
This crap---of course, makes me nervous--very nervous....I feel the "health anxiety" comin' on....and my DH (who seems to be losing patience)---told me to only think of it for what it is---not something worse---but, it's hard to do that!  I can't stop crying here---I am so sad---I thought I was doing so well with my anxiety--and then this comes along--- sad   confused
 
I don't want to take any meds---but, maybe today will be a Klonnie day----I just don't know what to do!  Sorry to ramble--but, this is when it's hard for me......
 
Thanks for listening!
Laurel

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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Laurel,

Don't worry about the rambling, we all do it from time to time, especially when we are upset.  I can't offer much advice for you regarding the PT and the findings from your session.  I can understanding why you are nervous and think you may want to seek a second opinion to be sure and to find out what treatment is available to you.

Also, do what you need to do to get the anxiety under control so that you  can think clearly and try to do what you can to seek appropriate treatment.  I know with myself, when I am very anxious or stressed out I can't think straight and either seek help from others (Kitt has been an excellent source of information to me with providing me with some links that I just couldn't find because I wasn't able to think straight). 

I hope you can get the answers you need and are able to find out what the treatment will be.  Please keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

(((((HUGS)))))

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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Great input sis
Yes it is hard when the Health anxiety kicks in full throttle BUT you are strong hun and ypou will get thru this too

I would suggesst some of those Relaxation tech's that are posted to help you with your tightness and locked joints ..........as well nice hot baths ect ......

Wont hurt to take a klonie either IMHO

Let us know how you make out
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hopeisreal
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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for responding Wen! I appreciate it!

I have an appt. with my Primary MD on 1/7---thank goodness! AND---I go and see the Back Specialist on 1/18---I called yesterday to see if I can get in to see the Back Specialist sooner---BUT-----I can't get in! So, I asked to be put on the cancellation list--we'll see! (eye roll)! In the meantime---I wait.........and continue to go on!

HUGS back to you WEN!

Laurel

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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lyn! Where are the relaxation techs posted? In the reference section? I will check them out! I have been doing the breathing exercises----but, if there is something else--great! ;)  I forgot---what IS a hot bath!  LOL---haven't taken a hot bath in YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just may today--if I can sit with my neck in the tub!  :-)
Laurel

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   Posted 1/3/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
HI hun they are prolly on Page 2 if not on the first page
IO know they were brouhgt to front yesterday anand have great info in there
YES have a nice hot TUBBY with some candles ......RELAX.........

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   Posted 1/3/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, Sorry you have a new problem but I am wondering if you would be better off seeing your neurologist if there is a problem with acute cervical joint lock.

Yes there are treatments but I would like to see you be dx as having this problem by a Dr.  He/She can discuss the treatment modalities with you.  There is Hope.............yes pun intended. :)

Here is a site you might like as it has some good patient info about the spine and it is fairly easy to navigate and understand.

Allaboutbackandneckpain.com
 
I have stood in a hot shower and let the pulsing water work kinks out of my neck and found that helps relax you too.
 
We are here so keep posting.
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   Posted 1/3/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Kitt! When I see the Back Specialist on 1/18 (MD--not a neurologist)---I will ask....

Hmm...now that I think of it--should I ask my primary MD (appt. on MOn. 1/7) to see a neurologist?

Laurel
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