... I did not go to. I want to be fixed not medicated. I continue to take Lortab 10, Neurontin, Mobic, and Zanaflex daily to help control my pain and unending muscle spasms that occur whenever they want to. I'm at the end of trying to live with this. I have an appointment with my new doc that I've already had a consult with. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply to my post. I am in pain everyday..
I have experienced it all... trouble lifting, weakness in arms/left leg, dropping things out of no where, difficulty walking, loss of balance, coordination problems/clumsiness, trouble opening jars/bags, pins & needles, stiffness, pinching feeling in back of my neck, spasms, burning sensations in my neck,... (3 replies)
... The Twitching is maddening . And worrying plus shoulder pain has had me up most of the last few nights. ... (2 replies)
... I'd appreciate any advice about my current cervical spine issues. Are there other options besides a multi-level fusion? I see my neurosurgeon again on 6/17, & hope to have educated questions to ask him. History: At age 49 I woke with a stiff neck, found I had 60% spinal cord compression by a herniated disc, and 7/2013 had c5-c6 ACDF surgery & a Medtronic Peek implant.... (1 replies)
... The biggest side effect of baclophen is sleepiness. It takes about 2 weeks for your body to get accustom to the drug. I started baclophen in december for my leg spasms from my myelopathy and it help my shoulder spasms as well. ... (15 replies)
... k. i had ACDF surgery in sept 07. the surgery helped a lot with the migraines and shooting arm pain, but my shoulders got worse. i have constant chronic neck and shoulder spasms. ... (15 replies)
... I wore an aspen hard collar for several weeks. Spasms from hell before and after surgery. ... (8 replies)
... It is a Miami J collar that I was fit for a week before surgery. When I mentally relax, my shoulders do go down, it is just seemingly spasms that are so strong they raise them up. ... (8 replies)
... You said something about your shoulders being up to your ears that made me want to ask you if you are sure the collar is the proper fit. The spasms are bad enough without having an external irritant. What kind of collar is it? ... (8 replies)
... I know alot about muscle spasms in the upper body because I had them constantly for 5 yrs. before my C5 thry C7 ACDF in Jan. I had them bad after my surgery, still. ... (8 replies)
... on....besides the hard brace feeling very uncomfortable at night time and trying to position the hip for less discomfort....what is the best way to help with the shoulder knots? ... (0 replies)
... on....besides the hard brace feeling very uncomfortable at night time and trying to position the hip for less discomfort....what is the best way to help with the shoulder knots? ... (8 replies)
... Hi Dolly, I got a Selective Nerve Root injection at 2 levels , 5 months after surgery and it reduced the neck and shoulder spasms . ... (3 replies)
... Hi you have Reversed cervical Lordosis this will cause
Spasms !! Just a FYI
this is my problem:
Reversed cervical Lordosis
Multilevel spondylosis at c-4-5 there is a right paracentral anterior
epidura structure that is either a Spur or calcfied disc herniation. It
effaces the anterior subarachnoid space and appears to flatten the antrtior
suface of the right side of... (6 replies)
... Dave, this sounds really familiar. I had a herniated disc at C6-7 and what hit first was intense spasm of my muscles from the inner right shoulderblade up to my shoulder. I could barely move my arm.
At the same time my brother slipped on the ice and tore his rotator cuff, so you have managed to equal our plight all by yourself. I can't imagine that much pain all at once.... (6 replies)
... ly am going to ask my orthopedist on Thursday to recommend a good neurologist. I've had a host of intermittent symptoms in my arms and fingers in addition to the spasms that I mentioned. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Stolie,
I have suffered from the severe spasm/pain between the shoulder blades and also have cerfical DDD/stenosis. I was out of work for 2 weeks. Have you tried massage therapy on a weekly or every other week schedule? I found that it really helped (hurt...but helped) Also muscle relaxers and taking it easy helped. Ice really helped too. I also used a soft collar to... (6 replies)
... I am currently going through the same thing (10 weeks). My upper arm feels like someone has a branding iron on it much of the time. I even have the same crunching sound in my shoulder. I had an epidural last week to help control the pain and to help pin point the root of the problem in my neck. It appears the c-5 / c-6 causes symptoms similar to what you are describing. ... (6 replies)
... Anyhow, in the months preceding the shoulder surgery, and in time since, the pain in the back of my neck and tops of my shoulders has worsened. ... (6 replies)
... I had neck problems, ear, jaw pain and headakes for the last five years.
The Doctor said it was old age, gave me some exercises and offered a course of physio wich I declined.
I further investigated TMJ and tried a splint, looked at things like forward head posture, trigimenual neuralgia etc.
I recently discovered about the Occipital nerve that exits from both C2 and... (3 replies)