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Neck Aches

I have now gone through two cervical neck surgeries, and has been almost a year since the last surgery. Over the last couple of days the weather here has been colder than usual and my neck has been aching, best explaination would be it feels arthritic. The achiness is not enough to take pain pills or muscle relaxers, however it is very uncomfortable. Without having to go to the doctor and fork out a ton of money for him to only tell me to take 2 tylenol and call me in the morning. Does or would an anti-inflamatory like Aleve or Advil work?
Linda Pounds


  • I would give it a try. Everyone responds differently to medications. Aleve eats up my stomach lining so I stay away from it. Advil is fine if I take it right after a meal, but it does nothing for my pain. With the current cost of health care, it does get expensive. I would try Aleve first if you don't have a sensitive stomach. Good luck!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
  • I agree with the above post. My friend works from home and is a RN. He asses workman comp calls, so I listen in and they do advise Aleve or Advil quite often. However none of us here are doctor's and I am not advising you to do this. If it were me I would try it and see what happens. If however it would continue, then I would make the appointment and have it checked out by a Medical Doctor.

    Please keep us updated and I hope you feel better soon!
    ACDF C4-C7 5/13/2010. Synthetic Bone Graft Failed Fusion.
    PCF C4-C7 8/13/13. Rods and Screws Fused in 3 Months with Autograft.
    C6-C7 Spineous process Surgically Shaved Off 3/11/14.
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