((((Babs, gentle hugs and prayers)))) I get the same thing. Sometimes its related to my c6 c7 fusion with radiating pain, sometimes its when I sleep the wrong way. There are also lots of tiny lymph nodes that go along your spine, up your neck and the bottom portion of your skull. Whenever I'm sick, or in a flare, all of my lymphs act up...they all get swollen. The ones in my neck and on my skull can really hurt. Hot moist heat packs work the best. I have a tens unit for my back that sends electric currents where I have pain, sounds medieval but I really have severe pain and this helps alot... if you can, try sleeping on your back, with a rolled towel under your head/neck and place a pillow under your knees so you don't put pressure on your lower back. If you're a side sleeper, still use the rolled towel under your head/neck, keep your back in alignment, bend your knees and put a pillow in between your knees. This will take pressure away from your hips and lower back. Don't forget about
the hot moist heat packs too. I hope that you'll be feeling better soon. Blessings, Cecelia
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