Did I bring on this neck problem?

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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Last August, my neck began to pop.

Not all the time, but often enough.

And then, this Dec., it popped EVERY smhair time I turned it left.

So, I tried one morning to keep popping it. And it suddenly stopped popping! I know I've posted before about this. But anyway, it came back straight away. But, I continue to try and work it out. Sometimes succeeding other times, not.

Last night, I tried a trigger point therapy massage. When I left, no click! But soon, it was back.

It was back all day today with a vengeance.

Now my neck not only hurts but can sound like shattered glass in the back of my head.

Is this babs? Is this something besides Lyme? Does it go away with treatment? What kind of treatment?

Sick of Lyme is my new name. I don't think it's good to hope for a cure, when the cure is unknown.

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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have ALL of the neck problems also. The sound of (like you say) shattered glass is the best description I have heard yet to describe it. It is from toxins. Lyme causes toxins, as do plenty of other things. I started out being ill with exposure to toxic mold  (before Lyme) and I have had all the neck problems since. Sauna helped the neck problems more than anything. Are you able to get to a sauna?? D

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like some kind of osteoarthritis to me. It can be bulging discs. (I have these high in my
neck in a dangerous spot.) It could be ruptured discs. It COULD be serious. It COULD get worse.
I have not read all about Lyme Disease yet. But I wonder ... Why do you think it's Lyme disease?
Has your doctor given you a diagnosis?
Be careful with your neck - Don't want to break it, you know. I have read your post before and suggested
the first time that you stop with the popping.
I'd like to know what it is that's causing the popping. You need a doctor. Me telling you what I have isn't
a whole lot of good - but I suppose it's better than nothing from me.
Take care and be careful.
I'm almost afraid to say "be careful" because of what happened on American Idol. Anybody see that?

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.

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   Posted 2/1/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Dowa - Thanks. I WILL get to the sauna. It did help as I recall.

Pamela - I have resolved (again) to stop popping my neck on purpose. The last time you told me to stop, I felt a lot better. I cannot recall how I got the idea that popping it to work it out would make a difference. By doing so, I'm causing a whole slew of new problems. I have forgotten to mention it to my Lyme doctor because I've been sort of out of it.

Lyme does affect the neck quite often. But I believe, I've only added to this problem. I ashamed to say how many times I've popped it and now I'm paying a price.

Thanks again! If my neck pops fine, if not I will not force it and continue to do so until other issues arise. I know this sounds totally crazy but popping is addictive.


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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi- that sounds exactly like the pain my mother and another lymie I know have, it turned out to be degeneration of the tempero-mandibular joint.  You might want to be checked out by a recommended TMJ specialist.  If that is it, it can be helped with this mouth guard insert (I'm not exactly sure what it's called).  I hope you soon get some relief-
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