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Neck, right shoulder , upper back pain

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  • Posted By: amandah
  • July 28, 2008
  • 08:07 PM

i have had this problem for about going on 5 years.. first it started with some back pain upper back pain i was dignosed with osteo athuritis in my upper spine.. well i have moved and had to find a new doctor well the doctors some how dont want to believe that i have it now very slowly my muslcle are giving up they tighten up to the point when i wake up i'm really stif unable to move my upper body. and my right shoulder is now starting to throb very badly and alot of burning and tinggling in my arm and numness i need to know what is going on every doctor has said do therpy excercise more cause its only your muslces well i know its more then that. i need some help cause i'm about done with the pain. its hurts alot ..

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  • Amanda,Find a good orthorpedic who will perform an MRI. Sounds like your problem could be cervical spine, upper thoracic spine or possibly frozen shoulder. You need a good workup involving nerve conduction and muscle conduction studies.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • first it started with some back pain upper back pain i was dignosed with osteo athuritis in my upper spine.. well i have moved and had to find a new doctor well the doctors some how dont want to believe that i have it now how did your previous doctor diagnose the osteo arthritis??? was some kind of test done? i myself have osteo arthritis and it was diagnosed via xrays of my spine, it wasnt just something i was told i had. MRIs are often done but xrays are supposed to show it up if you have it just as well (many say that expensive MRI's are not necessary to diagnose). If your other doctors dont believe you and you got diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the first place properly... get your previous doctor to send your current doctors the scans which show you do have this. If it is osteoarthritis.. my doctor put me on fish oil (to help the inflammation etc)... and glucosamine (to help rebuild cartlidge). Did your previous doctor put you on anything for it???
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
  • yes he did x rays.. thats how he found it but what boggles that doctor is that i'm only 24. he says i shouldn't be haveing these problems.. in a way i do understand but its not my fault that i am haveing these problems... i actually called the prev. doctor and asked to be sent all my x-rays that was done.. .. and right now i'm waiting for an mri referll to go thru so i can have it done.. and i'll talk to him for more test done cause man it hurts no the other doctor didn't put me on anything before ... just celebrx and pain meds but i dont want pain meds i really just want it fixed..
    amandah 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • yes he did x rays.. thats how he found it but what boggles that doctor is that i'm only 24. he says i shouldn't be haveing these problems.. in a way i do understand but its not my fault that i am haveing these problems..... nods... i was told i shouldnt be having this issue either as osteroarthritis only usually starts happening from 40 yrs old and im only in my 30's, so i sympathise. My xrays show it in 3 different parts of my spine and in the future it's expected im going to need neck surgery due to it (cause it's caused a bone spur which is going to end up compressing on my spinal cord.. Last year i was in hospital for a week, due to my back going badly out and not being able to move, all due to the osteroarthritis).I think I also have it in a hip and knee as some days it causes me pain and limping but that so far hasnt been xrayed. You really need to be on the glucosamine to help stop further damage/degeration!! I dont understand why you havent been given better treatment for it. I suggest going to your chemist and telling them you have this.. and asking their advice on what you should be taking for it!!!.. the things you should be on are over the counter things and you dont need a prescription for the ones i mentioned.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
  • What kind of work do you do? Do you live in a small town or city? If you're on the computer a lot, this could be the cause because it affects the upper spine, shoulder, and right arm. (assuming you're right handed.) If you're using a lap top without a separate keyboard, this is even worse. All this creates acidity, which is a major issue around bone/muscle problems. If it was just your spine I'd say it could be VOC's or some other kind of toxicity which causes acidity - the body takes calcium out of the bones to keep itself alcaline. (I had serious upper spinal pain - like a rod up my spine - when we had church renovations done...my mother suffered severe curvature of the spine over a 6 month period. Turned out to be VOC's and some moulds..) Our whole lifestyle today with all the high tech is very acidic, so this is becoming a problem with younger and younger people. From personal experience and working with my clients, the best "cure" I've found (this is NOT a commercial!!) is wearing one of Nikken's triphase bracelets on my wrist wrist (it's alcalising - I use some of their products and supplements in my practice), taking flax seed oil capsules (4/day), Calcium Plus 6/day (check with your doctor if you're on medication), and wearing the triphase chain to relax the shoulder and neck area. (triphase contains far infra red, negative ion, and magnetic energies - 3 alcalising energies that make the beach feel so good). If you want any more info about this email me a freehelp99@yahoo.comAll the best, Karen
    Kinesiologist 62 Replies Flag this Response
  • nods... i was told i shouldnt be having this issue either as osteroarthritis only usually starts happening from 40 yrs old and im only in my 30's, so i sympathise. My xrays show it in 3 different parts of my spine and in the future it's expected im going to need neck surgery due to it (cause it's caused a bone spur which is going to end up compressing on my spinal cord.. Last year i was in hospital for a week, due to my back going badly out and not being able to move, all due to the osteroarthritis).I think I also have it in a hip and knee as some days it causes me pain and limping but that so far hasnt been xrayed. You really need to be on the glucosamine to help stop further damage/degeration!! I dont understand why you havent been given better treatment for it. I suggest going to your chemist and telling them you have this.. and asking their advice on what you should be taking for it!!!.. the things you should be on are over the counter things and you dont need a prescription for the ones i mentioned.i will talk to him on the 7th and bring this up .. and hope he does something.. i live in a small town. before i lived in a big town. city. i moved here in june of last year and from what i heard the doctors are really mean tords people.. my doctor i really dont understand yet.. but i will bring this up when i talk to him.. because on sunday i woke up unable to move my right side arm and shoulder and neck again.. now it feel's like my shoulder is out of place plus my throbing pain.. down my back..
    amandah 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • What kind of work do you do? Do you live in a small town or city? If you're on the computer a lot, this could be the cause because it affects the upper spine, shoulder, and right arm. (assuming you're right handed.) If you're using a lap top without a separate keyboard, this is even worse. All this creates acidity, which is a major issue around bone/muscle problems. If it was just your spine I'd say it could be VOC's or some other kind of toxicity which causes acidity - the body takes calcium out of the bones to keep itself alcaline. (I had serious upper spinal pain - like a rod up my spine - when we had church renovations done...my mother suffered severe curvature of the spine over a 6 month period. Turned out to be VOC's and some moulds..) Our whole lifestyle today with all the high tech is very acidic, so this is becoming a problem with younger and younger people. From personal experience and working with my clients, the best "cure" I've found (this is NOT a commercial!!) is wearing one of Nikken's triphase bracelets on my wrist wrist (it's alcalising - I use some of their products and supplements in my practice), taking flax seed oil capsules (4/day), Calcium Plus 6/day (check with your doctor if you're on medication), and wearing the triphase chain to relax the shoulder and neck area. (triphase contains far infra red, negative ion, and magnetic energies - 3 alcalising energies that make the beach feel so good). If you want any more info about this email me a freehelp99@yahoo.comAll the best, Karensure maybe i should do this too.. it might help .. i dont work..
    amandah 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have these SAME exact problems... I was told I had arthritis/degenerative joint disease in my LOWER back.. but its my upper back and neck that are giving me the most problems.. and now my right shoulder is hurting and sends a tingling sensation down my arm. The pain is unbearble at times. I'm getting frustrated bc they can't seem to find what is wrong other than muscle spasms.. but I know it is more than that. I too, am only 22 yrs old and when I go to the doctors they act like they dont BELIEVE me when I tell them how much pain I am in-- but I am NOT over-exaggerating. My family care dr. sent me to a pain management specialist and the only thing he has done is feed me narcotic pain meds which I am tired of taking. There has got to be SMETHING wrong with me that can be fixed.. if you've found out whats going on with you PLEASE let me know... email me at jenniferhymes@yahoo.com thank you.
    kelseysmommy 1 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 06:42 AM
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