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Sound of cinder blocks rubbing in neck

pirtasticppirtastic Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I'm a 29-year-old with a family history of DDD. I've been diagnosed with (ahem) severe muscle spasms. Nov 2010 MRI and X-rays were "normal" -- per radiologist, GP, and physiatrist.

My symptoms include crushing muscle tension in neck and shoulders, stabbing pain at base of neck, and an electric-shock-like feeling 2 inches below the base of my neck--on my spine and what seems to then radiate into my left shoulder and through my arm.

Also disturbing: I hear the sound of cinder blocks rubbing together when I twist my shoulders or "throw punches."

Anyone else have this experience?

Some encouraging news: I've been on Skelaxin for 3 days and today's been 50% better in terms of the electric-shock-like feeling in my thoracic spine. The crushing tension? Still there. As is the cinder-block sound. Hoping to connect with someone else with a similar experience--if nothing else but to feel less crazy. ;-)



  • Hmm, my herniated disc caused muscle spasms like that. Maybe its time for a new MRI or a different doctor? Glad to hear the skelaxin is helping a little. I hope you can figure out the root of the problem.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
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