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Walking/Neck Jarring

jasrojjasro Posts: 224
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in Exercise and Rehab
I'm more active during Spring because my pain level allows it (Fibromyalgia & spine).

I'm also around more people therefore I'm turning my head in conversation. I noticed three years ago, that this simple action of turning my head in conversation was giving me flares of body pain.

This Spring, I started walking. I walked 20 minutes on a Monday, woke gasping in body pain - with difficulty walking. It felt like, if there are 400 leg muscles, only 250 of mine were working - putting a strain on the 250 that were working. My left arm had the same resistance and the feeling of a blood pressure cuff was tight around my bicep. I rested and used heat for the next four days.

The fifth day, I felt better and went to a friend's house. Alot of people were there, I turned my head a lot in conversation, leisurely walked around the yard...and woke up feeling the same as described above. It gets worse over the course of two days, then gets better after 2 or 3 days.

The experience is so scary that I won't take a shower for days afterwards for fear of moving the wrong way and "damaging" something. It seems like walking is jarring things in my neck and turning my head must be twisting something??

A neurologist ordered 4 weeks of PT for me on April 30. I've been waiting for the winter pain to settle down before exploring that endeavor. My chief complaint when I saw my neuro was the BP cuff feeling, and severe left arm pain after doing neck stretches at home (which lasted two days).

I just called neuro office, left message and asked if I could have flexion studies done before I venture on towards actual PT. I haven't received a phone call back yet.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this kind of issue (leg weakness, arm pain, body pain) from simply walking or turning their heads too much.

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