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#1 Chiquita

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    Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

    Okay ladies I need your help. I'm dying just sitting here with my neck THROBBING. It took me half an hour just to get outta bed. I'm guessing pinched nerve but who really knows. How does one fix this? Wahhhhh!!!! Help!! Thanks

    #2 lucy106

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      Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:18 PM

      You can start with a chiropractor and if necessary move to an orthopedic.

      #3 A10CalGal

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        Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:18 PM

        Oh yikes - I totally know what you are talking about. Like you couldn't even lift your head off the pillow because it seems like it weighs a ton. And then you probably had to literally roll yourself out of bed...totally been there.

        Definitely take some ibuprofen if you are able to do that - like I would take 800 mg personally. Ice the area if possible - I know, not pleasant, but really a good thing to do at this point. Also, laying flat on your back with your legs elevated can start to straighten things out a bit. I used to see an osteopath to straighten things out when they got really bad too.

        #4 Chiquita

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          Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:20 PM

          Christa... that is EXACTLY what just happened to me. I couldn't get my head off the bed and I had to roll.. haha. I think FI has muscle relaxants somewhere.. or ibuprofen. I better take some ASAP.. this is sooooo crazy.

          #5 A10CalGal

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            Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

            Oh yes, definitely if you have a muscle relaxer & you don't have to go anywhere - take it!

            I feel really bad for you because I know exactly what your are feeling...it almost feels like two bones are crushing together and the slightest movement can result in pass out level pain. You poor thing

            Also, another thing I thought of...if you are motivated enough to get yourself to an urgent care/doctors on duty type clinic, they will most likely give you a shot of Toradol to cut the pain & start relaxing the muscles. Then they can write you a script for some relaxers maybe.

            #6 Chiquita

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              Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:30 PM

              At the moment if feels like a permanent charlie horse in my neck on the left side and if I move too quick the pain gets 10 times worse.. omg. How did I suddenly get this

              #7 Dbld78

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                Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

                This happened to me right before my sister's wedding 18 months ago.........it hurt! I couldn't drive because I couldn't turn my neck to look.... I feel your pain! I thought it was the same thing, a pinched nerve, but I ended up going to my Dr and she prescribed my a medrodose pack and muscle relaxers. After a day or two the pain subsided and I move my neck again. She thought it was due the stress of dealing with my bridezilla sister....ahahaha!

                #8 lambert13

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                  Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

                  It sounds like a muscular problem. Well, hopefully that is what it is.

                  Has this happened before?
                  Is it an ongoing problem (weeks or months long)?
                  Does your head, face or neck feel numb or tingly?

                  I am dealing with some sort of neurological issue in my neck and head right now which is why I ask. If it is not a continuous thing lasting a long time, chances are it is muscular. In that case some rest, ice pack or even a chiropractor if needed should clear it up for ya. Some muscle relaxers and some painkillers work wonders too.

                  Hope you feel better soon!

                  #9 ErinB

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                    Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:33 PM

                    If you think it's a pinched nerve you need to see a doctor. Is there any numbness of tingling down your arm?

                    If not, it's probably a muscle injury so ice it for about 20 minutes then put a heating pad on it for 20-30 minutes. Muscle relaxers and/or ibuprofin should help too! Just don't take the two together--it's bad for your stomach & kidneys.

                    That is what always worked for me! I am not a doctor so don't quote me!

                    #10 A10CalGal

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                      Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:37 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Chiquita
                      At the moment if feels like a permanent charlie horse in my neck on the left side and if I move too quick the pain gets 10 times worse.. omg. How did I suddenly get this
                      I find that this happens to me if I sleep with my arms over my head...also stress is a big contributor as well.




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