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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
If it is going to rain as it is threatening to do here I wish it would because my neck is locking up on me and hurting. Will heat help or cold? :''(


  • But I live on my heating pad. I bought myself a fancy one yesterday. :) It's the only thing that gives my shoulders any kind of relief at all rain or no rain.
  • I find that heat is the only thing that helps me. I get funny looks from people when I walk my dog and wear a hooded sweatshirt and a windbreaker. If I don't keep my neck and shoulders warm, I'm up a creek!

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  • Hello
    I have had a C5-7 ACDF back in March of '07 and now waiting more surgery. At least I think I will be having my C4-5 fused but possible C3-5. My discs above my original surgery are failing with retrolisthesis.
    my question is how are you dealing with your surgeries and how is your range of motion. I'm curious to know whether I'll be able to get back to driving a rig when all this is behind me. Are you able to work or at this point are you totally disabled?
    Be Well my friend
  • Ice works best for me. I was told by a PT that more than 20 minutes on a heating pad will increase muscle spasms and cause more pain. Ice was my best pain reliever post op. Good luck, Bethy
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