Posted 1/3/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -7)
Laurel, your post title caught my eye. I was just diagnosed with arthritis in 4 of the 7 vertibrae in my neck. I'm 34. Big shock. It's not rheumatoid arthritis either (which is usually what comes with lupus), it's plain old arthritis. But I think I know why the PT would call it being "locked". Because of the arthritis, my vertibrae don't sit together properly. Arthritis deteriorates the bone and disks. so in a sense, the vertibrae can "sort of" lock up and not move properly. That is what causes all the pain. That's for anyone with arthritis anyway.
Have you had any xrays of your neck? They can diagnose arthritis (degenerative disk disease) by simple xrays. I start my physical therapy this month. I also get dizzy, nauseated, headaches, and feel just plain awful. I hope you get the answers and treatment you need.
All the best,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus