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20yrs of head & neck pain

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  • Posted By: john matthews
  • September 6, 2010
  • 11:53 AM

Hi! 1st time here so be patient. British 59yr male. problem started approx 20yrs ago with weird dizzy spells then strange vision like wavey, blured in left eye only and still there when eye closed. Doctor did'nt know but optition diagnosed migrain. Time passed & headaches started followed with bad neck pain. Doc. no idea, thought it was in my mind so sent me to psychiatrist. Told him problem in my head not my mind. After many yrs. I spoke to my sister who said she had same problems and she would write to my Doc. allowing access to her medical records. As it turned out both my sisters had same problem (C-spine disc degeneration or spondylosis) and both had operations ( clowards procedure ). My doc. then sent me for MRI and at last I saw a neuro surgeon who was prepared to operate. I declined the op. as my sisters were unable to work after their ops. plus recovery time was long with no garantees. So I put up with the pain which has got worse and I now have joint and bone pain plus sickening migrains. Other symptems include: head feels like it's in a vice and prickly pain. Also ringing, pulsed ringing & pulsed whooshing. I also had key-hole surgery on left shoulder about 5yrs ago and now my right one is in same pain but my doc. wont do anything. I had to stop work 1yr ago and am fighting to get any one to believe that I have all these conditions. I am seeing mental health practitioner and she helps with the depression but no one will help with my pains. I would be most gtatefull for any sugestions about condition and where I could go for legal advice.

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  • Have had a stiff neck for two days now and feeling nauseous too. I am on an antibiotic at mo and wonder if it would be ok to take a difene which were prescribed for me after I had car crash. Any doc/ pharmacist know?
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  • As you are already aware that you are suffering from Spondylosis,and are looking for a solution other than a surgical procedure.In that case I would suggest that you could visit a chiropractor. Chiropractors now a days use laser pain therapy on the stimulation and this has a healing action which is non surgical and therefore non invasive laser,which is gaining wide acclaim and promises maximum recovery from pain in the shortest possible time.
    Ammy Wats 53 Replies
    • August 27, 2013
    • 11:59 AM
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  • Hope you are feeling better now,and I hope you visited a chiropractor.I still feel he is the best person to visit who will help you cure your problem.Experienced chiropractic doctors realize that complaints about cervical discomfort do not necessarily mean the underlying problem is in the neck. The pain may be emanating from the upper, middle, or lower back. For this reason, he or she will conduct a physical exam and full evaluation of your vertebral column to diagnose the issue.The evaluation typically begins with motion palpation. This is a method in which the chiropractor uses touch to determine whether the joints in your spine are moving properly. The approach is usually combined with x-rays, which provide visualization of your spine, and observing your posture while you walk.Chiropractic care is comprised of several treatment measures; some rely solely upon manual intervention while others employ instruments designed to leverage the force applied on the vertebral column without the need for thrusts. The approach taken by your doctor will depend largely on the underlying cause of your cervical pain. One common approach is known as the flexion-distraction technique.This is a manual method typically done with the help of a special table. Your chiropractor will use repetitive thrusts to relieve pressure caused by spinal subluxations (i.e. misalignments). While doing so, he or she will correct misaligned vertebrae that may be triggering pain throughout your neck.
    Ammy Wats 53 Replies
    • September 13, 2013
    • 04:59 PM
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