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advice on neck pain

danp100ddanp100 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
hi all,
i have suffered from neck pain for a good few years and tried a few things to make it better. i did have a few sessions with a chiropractor but they seemed a complete rip off lasting only 15 mins or so just to click my neck in certain places and not sure it would ever have helped. sometimes the pain is ok, other times it is right accross the shoulders and there is a constant grinding sound when i rotate my neck and clicking. i do a lot of exercise and dont really feel the pain when exercising i assume its ok when warmed up? i did mention it to my doctor but she wasnt very helpful, the problem is a cant really afford to pay for treatment, should i just speak to the doctor again? are there any products recommended that i could just buy to help? i have read about certain exercises but not sure if these will help at all, i can live with it but worried that it will just get worse and worse as i get older. thanks for the advice,


  • Hi Dan and welcome to the site!!! You should probably think about going to see a specialist to have this looked into further. None of us here are docs so we can't diagnose you per say but getting an opinion from a doctor then a course of action would be your best bet. And just because you see a doc doesn't mean that you have to have surgery...there is physical therapy , medications , exercises...etc...different things that can be done. I wish you the best of luck and please do keep us posted. If I can ever help you with anything then just let me know...all the best to you...:)
  • I agree that if you've been having pain constantly for a long time you should have it checked out by a specialist so you won't hurt it further. You could get a referral from your primary care doctor to see an orthopedic doctor?

    Take care.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
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