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7/20/14 5:51 P

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Thank you!

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7/20/14 5:50 P

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Thank you!

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7/20/14 5:32 P

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Make SURE that you do not have instability in you neck before you let anyone touch you and repeat the xray frequently.... best advice is hands off and pay attention to your postures. I had a haircut and I noticed that she kept tilting my head to center. On its own it tilts to the right.
Instability handled wrongly can be fatal..it's nothing to ignore.


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7/15/14 6:42 A

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Thank you both! I think the massage has helped-not in as much pain today. Chiropractors
scare me-1came into the office where I worked and the girls were all getting adjustments-I
had a bad headache which he said he could cure-I didn't know what to expect and he cracked
my neck-scared the stuff out of me! This year I've had a couple of good hard whacks to my
neck (in different directions)-I have mentioned it to my Rheum on several occasions but he
just tells me you can't do anything for a neck...really appreciate the help.

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7/14/14 10:09 P

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I have a lot of neck pain. Some "arthritic changes and bone spurs." My rheum told me that most neck problems come from sleep positioning, so trying different types of pillows might help. I swear by the ones that are shaped... thick under the neck and thinner under the head then thick again. They are supposed to keep the neck supported and aligned.

I've found that with a firmer mattress I need a thicker pillow, then we got a mattress with memory foam and because I would sink in deeper, I needed a thinner pillow or my neck would get bent upward.

My rheum also warned me NOT to have chiropractic adjustment of the neck... it can rupture the C1-C2 transverse ligament, the one at the top of the neck that lets us turn our heads. That is a very serious injury. Also NO assisted stretching of the neck where you or anyone else pulls on the head to get a deeper stretch. Same reason. He said massage is fine, electrical stimulation is fine. Heat or ice are fine.

I try to watch my posture and constantly tilt my head to each side, turn it to each side, and roll it around to loosen it up. And some self-massage.

Good luck!!

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7/14/14 7:45 P

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I don't know much about how the acupuncture works but my mom is taking 1 - 2 sessions a week and will taper off to 1 - 2 a month I think. I can't remember off-hand what she said about the timing.

Talk to your acurpuncturist, masseuse, physical therapist or doctor about neck stretches or ways to strengthen the muscles around the neck. I'm sure they are out there, but have a professional help you determine which will help you with minimum risk of further injury to the neck.

Good luck again.

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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,485
7/14/14 6:20 P

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Thanks! I was wondering about acupuncture. I will prob. also do the massage again,I'm just
wanting something that lasts in between.Again,thank you emoticon

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7/14/14 2:53 P

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I've been lucky so far. My mom is having neck issues. She's stated that acupuncture is helping but if massage is not do-able acupuncture probably isn't either. Maybe there are some neck exercises out there that can help, but I don't know them off hand.

Good luck!

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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,485
7/14/14 6:55 A

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Does anyone have neck issues? How do you treat it? The rheumatologist has said there is
nothing you can do (I definitely do not want surgery). I can handle pain pretty well and have
never let it stop me,but the neck is harder to let go of. I went for a massage this weekend
(my 1rst)-think it may have helped a little though now I'm feeling it in other places & not a
practical long term option-any suggestions?

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