chronic pain in the neck

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   Posted 4/6/2011 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
 Recently I have been having neck problems, that goes from both shoulders to my back, Xray show that i have bad arthrites.
   Also i have been having acid reflux problem that goes from the pit of stomach up to my throat. I am taking Nexium. and for the next 14 days i am taking prevacid and pepcid complete if needed.  
Iam trying to figure out if both is the same problem.  I have been seeing my doctor. and on Saturday went to the ER because i had a tighness feeling in my chest, which was caused by acid.  
   Anyone has the same issues.  

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 4/6/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to hear that acid reflux is a big issue with you. You need to go back to your dr. and get a more powerful antacid pill. My cousin who has cancer has horrible acid and she has some scripy that takes it all away. Now arthur has ebtered your life you have to get your doc to address that also. from arthritis drugs and possible physical therapy. Jacuzzis are good and massage is great. Keep us posted .

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   Posted 4/6/2011 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
If you've not yet modified your diet, then please look into that as it'll help
you get better control over the acid reflux...You might want to also ask your doctor about
an EMG test, nerve testing, to make sure everything is going good with your nerves, maybe ask
about a referral to a neurologist. Nerve testing might be able to better locate where your pain is coming from,
and that can help the doctors better to treat you...
keep us posted and hope you get a low pain day soon
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   Posted 4/6/2011 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Manny...
Just wanted to welcome you to the board.  I have neck problems...which cause lots of pain and migraines.... but not the other symptoms you mention. 
Diet modification seems to be a good thought, as well as the other things mentioned here.
Anyway, just wanted to say welcome.  Hope you keep posting.
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

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   Posted 4/6/2011 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our chronic pain forum Manny. I don't have neck problems. Instead I have arthritis in my back, knees and hips. I do have the reflux though. I take Prilosec OTC by prescription for it. Last night we had burritos for dinner and boy did I pay for it during my sleep. It woke me up several times during the night. All that acid coming up my throat. Ouch. I have problems with the burritos one time and the next time I might not. I guess I shouldn't eat them at all. Anyway. It would be a good idea to talk to your doctor about your reflux and see if he/she will give you a diet to go by, or at least, you could stay away from things that bother you. Well, you take care.

Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

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   Posted 4/7/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
   Good Morning Manny,
     Good morning :-)   Welcome to the Chronic Pain forum. My name is Dani and it is very nice to meet you. I am sorry you have such severe pain in your spine. Arthritis can be very painful. Have you talked with your doctor about being referred to a pain management group or rheumatologist? Either one of those would be able to better help your pain.
    Acid reflux is very painful. Let untreated can cause severe problems. Have you spoken with your primary care physician about it yet? If not, you should do so. Everything from diet to even medications you are taking, even serious medical problems can cause acid reflex. It would be a good idea to touch base with your primary and get it taken care of.
     It was very nice to meet you. I hope you are able to get to the bottom of things. Look forwards to hearing from you again.

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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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   Posted 4/7/2011 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Manny, I too would like to welcome you to Healing Well's chronic pain forum. I posted to you on your other thread you have going. The only other thing I will suggest for the Gerd is elevating the head of your bed. I have a lot of acid reflux and my gi suggested this. You can get info online about different ways of elevating the head your bed. I do know you can buy blocks to raise it or get someone to make you some home made blocks to put under it.

Anyway, welcome aboard.
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