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Back/Neck pain depending on how I move my neck...

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  • Posted By: AnnShh
  • March 23, 2008
  • 04:53 AM

About two days ago I woke up a slight pain around my upper back (more so around my shoulder blade)... it wasn't bad but I noticed it and figured I may have slept wrong or something. Then yesterday I noticed that if I tilt my head back I get a sharp pain in the middle of my upper back/right shoulder blade area and if I turn my head to the right I get a dull, burning type of pain (like someone is putting a warm pressure on the area) going up my head/neck from half way up my neck to around half way up my head. It's on the left side of my head/neck. If I'm sitting really slouched over and tilt my head back I don't feel any pain, but if I'm sitting up as normal then it's def. there. I took two Tylonol extra strengths (that's all I have right now) and it didn't help at all.

I have no clue what I could have done to it... I was on a cruise for about 10 days and I didn't do anything that would have caused this (heavy lifting, etc)... I just woke up with it one day.
If it continues within the next day or two then I'll obviously have it looked at... but there's not much I can do about going to the doctor right now.

Any ideas on what it could be?

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  • sounds like maybe u have trapped/pinched nerve somewhere. Have u ever had a whiplash injury or fall even if its years back ? these things can come back to haunt u ! Nerve pain is very difficult to treat & doesnt really respond to pain killers, if it was muscle pain alone pain killers should work. U could try Ibrufen, its good for inflamation/pain. There is another natural product u can take that helps, i take it but for the life of me i cant remember what its called, i threw the box out & put tabs in a jar......i'll find out for u & come back to u ! :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the reply! My neck doesn't hurt when I turn it anymore... but my back still hurts when I tilt my head back. I've noticed that the past few months if I lay with my back against the arm of the couch and with my feet hanging over the other arm, my right foot feels like it's cramping but it's not a cramp. If I try to walk on it then I get a sharp pain, otherwise it's just a cramping/constricting feeling. Would a pinched nerve cause that as well? As far as falls, I've had my share! I ride horses so once in a while I do come off...I think the last time may have been November but it wasn't a hard fall. The only bad fall I've had was when I broke my tail bone a year ago... I don't know if coming off the horse would have caused anything though.
    AnnShh 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the reply! My neck doesn't hurt when I turn it anymore... but my back still hurts when I tilt my head back. I've noticed that the past few months if I lay with my back against the arm of the couch and with my feet hanging over the other arm, my right foot feels like it's cramping but it's not a cramp. If I try to walk on it then I get a sharp pain, otherwise it's just a cramping/constricting feeling. Would a pinched nerve cause that as well? As far as falls, I've had my share! I ride horses so once in a while I do come off...I think the last time may have been November but it wasn't a hard fall. The only bad fall I've had was when I broke my tail bone a year ago... I don't know if coming off the horse would have caused anything though.Still think it pinched nerve or something like it, even just something out of line like a ligament ! falls can cause an element of damage even if no brakes, tissue damage/bruising. Tail bone fractures can be troublesome as u get older as any brake can be. Also maybe just something out of line, maybe worth going to chiropracter, also accupunture is very help full with this. Hanging ur feet over arm of chair would not be good for postuer & cuts of circulation to that part, hence the cramping, would also cause pins & needles.....just dont do it or dont do it for long. U could just go & get checked out but i think doc most likely will say the same........best bet is a Good Chiropracter & Accupunture is def worth a try ! Hope u feel better soon ! :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
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