Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:59 AM
Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:33 AM
ABout 4 yrs ago when i was in PT.. my PT guy was trying to message my neck so that i could move it alittle bit and right under that funny little bone in that base of your skull where your head and neck meet.. I had? and still have severe knotts right underneath those bones.. and they tissues and muscles were severly inflammed.. and they would be huge Mungo knotts all across my shoulder down along my spine,along my shoulder blades through out my ribs.. and all along my collar bone and breast bone.. my god they are painfull..
My Pt would try to message them out.. and I would jump sround on the table so much from the pain that I would cry..at this time I had lost all range of motion in my neck and right arm..
what I did find that helped me.. was moist heat under my neck. and on my upperback..and also he used this ultrasound wand.. it was pretty neat.. it send like some kind of waves through your muscles.. and help relaxes them.. and I also got great relief from a tenz unit.. they are exspenses.. so if you can get you insurance company to pay for it.. that would be good..
It is some 4 yrs later.. i have limited ROM in my neck .. but have gained allmost all range of motion in my arm back.. thank GOD!!.. for along time I could not lift my arm to wash or brush my hair.. i got very good and doing that with one hand.. my left hand at that!! (i am right handed)
you can try doing gentle neck stretching exercises..if you want I can email you what to do..
um.. about night time..I found this wonderful buckwheat hull neck pillow..that rested and support your neck..I use it sitting up.. in long car rides.. and at night to sleep.. I got mine or about $20 bucks I think..i dont remember where I bought it though..
my neck pain is a result of severe fatigue.. coupled with a herniated disk..rotated spine..scoliosis..and muscle/tissue damage..
I hope that you get some relief with your pain and can find some answers..
good luck sallyann
Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:56 AM
Posted 27 August 2005 - 10:01 AM
yes definitly e-mail me with that info. thanks
thanks for listening.its so nice to know we all care so much about each other
Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:34 AM
I get pain that starts at the base of my scull (sometimes as highup as the back of my ears) and radiates down my neck and trhough my shoulders. My dysautonomia doctor and my fibromyalgia doctor both call it the 'clothes hanger effect'. Bascially, the pain comes from the lack of blood flow to those muscles and tendons. When done properly, a deep tissue massage does help to increase the blood flow and temporarly relieve the pain.
Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:08 AM
i get a pain similar to the "clothes hanger effect" that jill described when i'm upright too long or doing particularly poorly. it's definitley related to my orthostatic intolerance. when it's bad i often lay down with an ice pack under the crook of my neck for awhile...i often sleep it off for a few hours. i don't have the problem as often when my symptoms in general are under better control.
i had a whole other realm of neck pain several years ago following a black out & subsequent fall down a flight of stairs that ended up requiring surgery, but that's another story for another day that i hope won't ever apply to others here. big hint....don't pass out at the top of a flight of stairs! luckily though my surgery was very successful & other than slight limitation of flexion/extension i don't have any lingering problems from that...
Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:22 AM
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Posted 02 September 2005 - 12:29 PM
My neck has hurt for a very long time. painintheneckmorgan