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Neck!

Postby lauramath » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:05 am

Two to three times a year I completely put my back out. I will be showering, or combing my hair (as I was this morning) and something just goes "squish" and I am immobile. Slowly, over the next few days, I get back to normal, but the onset and first day are excruciating! Is this typical in Fibro sufferers, or just my own little "extra"?
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Re: Neck!

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:15 am

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Yes before i was having regluar physio i was always pulling muscles and ending up in agony not being able to move.
Simple things like coughin/reaching etc...
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Re: Neck!

Postby velvet » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:36 am

if you can actually hear/feel something "go squish" then the chances are you are actually doing some sort of physical damage to yourself - pulling a muscle or "slipping" a disc. it maybe the fibro that makes it more likely to happen but the damage is seperate. i would suggest seeing your doctor and finding out specifically what it is you are doing to yourself and if there is anything you can do to prevent it happening again like physio to strengthen muscles whatever. he could also give you some anti-inflammatory meds for when you do it - OK they dont work for the fibro but the injury you are doing on top of the fibro should respond to them.
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Re: Neck!

Postby miajane » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:00 pm

Like Velvet said you should see your dr. I get loads of problems with my back but that's cos I crushed a disc a few years ago.
The physio I saw gave me some great exercises that strengthen the muscles in my back and as long as I can do these my back is ok. But with the fibro I often don't have the energy to do them all, or it hurts too much to do them.
Anti-inflammatory's help and so does a heat rub, I use tiger balm as deep heat causes my skin to blister, but deep heat might be more effective.
You can also buy an ibruprofen gel that you rub directly on the painful area, doesn't work for fibro pain but does help my back as there is swelling there.
You should check with your dr whether you can use these as it does depend on what meds you are already on.

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Re: Neck!

Postby shazq » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:15 pm

I tend to pull the muscles in my neck and back lots, but i dont get any sounds when mine go.
Like the others have said you should tell your GP about it.

Good luck.
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Re: Neck!

Postby motherelephant » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:26 pm

For years this use to happen to me .It is only recently that i pushed for an mri scan (for another problem ) and discovered I had problems with 3 discs.I am going for pysio on the 20th oct.
So check with your gp if its not fibro then as velvet said thee are some really good exercises to strenghthen your back.goodluck motherelle.x :D
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Re: Neck!

Postby lauramath » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:47 pm

Thanks all :)

I don't go to the doctor for this anymore as there is nothing they can do to make a difference. If I have ibuprofen, cold, heat, co-cod and valium I am going to feel better in a few days.

I was "diagnosed" with spinal stenosis two years ago, and that diagnosis overturned on the 8th of this month. So, it isn't "that", but obviously I have something wrong with it.

I would estimate having been to the Dr over 100 times in the last 20 years for this...

It gets old!
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Re: Neck!

Postby velvet » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:45 pm

ask for a referal to a specialist, or a second opinion or something. it is highly likely there is something happening other than fibro, and that physio can lessen the frequency maybe even stop it altogether - being brushed off is not acceptable.
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Re: Neck!

Postby auroura » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:03 pm

Please dont just accept this as fibro, i have had a bad neck, and lower back since i was 13, now 38!!!! In the past 8 years i have 'put my back out' 3 times, the last time was December, i ended up stuck over my work top in agony i couldnt move at all! My son rang an ambulance, i ended up in a&e with 7 tablets then morphine took me over 2 weeks to get a bit better, i fell a few months ago and now as well as the back pain i have numbness, tingling and very bad pain in my foot etc. I saw a new Dr who said yes it could be fibro but she agreed with my physio that i had something else going on. I saw Ortho Surgeon, he says hes almost certain i have wear and tear of a few discs, i am having am mri beginning of October. Not bad only taken over 20 years lol
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