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Neck pain & headaches

Jem4659JJem4659 Posts: 3
edited 07/01/2015 - 9:22 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello, I'm on here bc I tried almost everything else and nothing worked. I'm 27 yrs old and have scoliosis. My neck pain started about 3 yrs ago but got worse over the last 2 years. My neck muscles feel very tense, warm, and cause headaches. The headaches become so severe that they turn into migraines. I've tried physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractor:massage, and steroid injections in my neck. I've been prescribed muscle relaxers and nothing seems to help. I had a few different doctors tell me that I have mild arthritis in my neck and facet syndrome (where the joints become inflamed). Any suggestions or comments would be very appreciated. Help!! I can't wake up and be in pain everyday like this :(


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I know for me, it took a while for me to find pain relief, to take the edge of.

    My primary doctor tried working with me about two years before referring me to pain management specialist.
    Best thing ever happened to me!
    He immediately started treatment for my pain, ..that has been tweaked and changed over the years to remain effective.

    PM doctor also did testing no others did.
    One was an EMG, nerve conduction test, that was most revealing of spinal areas effected. It showed areas of spinal issues that I did not even give voice to.

    There is help out there. Continue with a second or third opinion, or whatever you need to find relief.
    Hang in there!
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  • Thanks Savage! I'm going to get another opinion - hopefully it leaves me with some answers :)
  • Thanks Savage! I'm going to get another opinion - hopefully it leaves me with some answers :)
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