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Neck arthritis

allyleeaallylee Posts: 4
edited 11/02/2015 - 8:29 PM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
Received results of bone scan today, shows arthritis at C1-Atlas. I have suffered neck pain, though lower in the neck and tightness in forehead, dizziness and headaches. Could this be result of the arthritis.
Will be having long last local in C1 to help with pain.. has anyone else had any of these symptoms with arthritis and also injections, has it helped at all.
Would appreciate any feedback


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  • I have had arthritis since I was 2 years old and by the time I reached 50, my neck was a mess. I tried dry needling and deep tissue massage. I was offered the epidural injection, but at the time my lower back was much worse. Now after 15 years and lower back fusion surgery, I have a broken Pedicle screw pressing on a nerve. It seems like it is never the right time to help my poor neck.

    Along with the injection you get, try as many non main stream methods of pain control that you can. I wish that I had not had the lower back surgery because of all the problems. I might not be able to walk but I wouldn't have the problems
  • Thanks TIny.. Im seeing specialist on Monday re injection, but Ill be asking a lot of questions. Ive tried acupuncuture, massage, just about everything. Do yoga to relax...... keeping my fingers crossed
  • Thanks Ron... will check it out
  • I know rheumatoid arthritis impact occipital & C1/2 due to it mainly being synovial which is what RA attacks.

    over 80% of those diagnosed with RA have neck pain & involvement in this area.

    How did your injection go?
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