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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,662
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi all,

I'm Nikki and i'm from the UK. Have had a horrible year of neck pain and sciatica this year. Diagnosed last month with a congenital fusion of C5 and C6...amazing what you find out when you're nearly 40!! I'm a Dermatology Nurse and i also work as a Community Nurse as a temp (lots of bandaging/wound care etc...might have to re-think this now though as i'm struggling with muscle fatigue alot). I guess that i'm quite suprised that i've gone on this long without any serious pain problems really seeing as nursing is such a physically demanding job!

I hope it's ok to add that i am a Christian and would love to hear from other Christians who are struggling with things.



  • Welcome to Spine-Health. You'll find a lot of support and information here. The people are fantastic too - Spine-Health Rocks!

    First of all, I love your name. If I'd ever had a baby girl, I would've named her Nikki.

    Anyway, I'm a fellow neckie and I didn't have any symptoms until I was 47, even though it's thought that my problems started almost 30 years ago from a bad car accident I had.

    Can you tell us a little more about yourself? Did you have an MRI? What cervical symptoms are you having? What, if anything, is your doctor telling you is your next step?

    Please let us know more about you so we can help you better.

    Again, welcome to SH.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you found your way to us. =D> perhaps God sent you here!! :? we have several members from your area.. i am sorry you are in such pain. ~X( there are some good nerve pain medications out now you might want to talk to your doctor about for the sciatica. :-C good luck and stop by often.. :D Jenny :)
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