Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial


In this Discussion

Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
New Members, Please read our Forum Rules before submitting your first discussion

OA in neck

Hello to all forum members

I'm new to you and have been recommended to join by a friend. I'm female and 60 and 23 years ago was diagnosed with premature degenerative changes in my neck. At that time I had two young children so didn't think much to the remark made by my doctor that I would have permanent head pain and be in a wheelchair much sooner than I would want to be.
The only advice he gave me was not to paint ceilings or go to air shows. And he was the best doctor in my surgery at that time. Anyway, over the years I have received very good osteopathic treatment and with careful self management have led a normal life and I'm not in the wheelchair yet. But, my neck over the last 18 months has become much worse and the osteopathic treatment only lasts about three to four days before the pain in the head comes back. I'm going to ask my doctor for an up to date x ray and in the meantime I have ordered a special support pillow and one of those 'U' shaped cushions to use when travelling in the car, as it is jolting about in the car which seems to set it off. Is there anything else I can be doing to help myself?

I have recently been doing some family history research and found numerous relatives I didn't know I had. I hope to visit some of these relatives in the near future. The journey is about three hours and I really want to go, but the thought of the headache that I might have by the time I arrive is putting me off the trip. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

J H Hobart


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,760
    i am sure that you will find your time on spine-health very rewarding. this site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and continues to grow.
    here are just some of the highlights:

    - detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal conditions and treatment

    - the wellness section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.

    - under the resource tab, there is a section doctor advice health center which can be invaluable.

    - as a bonus, spine-health provides these patient forums. here is where you can meet thousands of other people who understand and can relate to your situation. you will soon become part of the spiney family who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. you are now part of this family that is approximately 20,600 international members and growing daily.

    - it is very important to understand the forum rules to make sure all of your posts do not violate any of the rules.

    - as a new member, it is helpful to understand the 'makeup' of these forums, how to make posts, tips on adding images and much more. you should read forum faq

    if you have any questions or need assistance, you can use the private message facility to contact any one of the moderators on my team:
    dilauro , tamtam or liz


    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
Sign In or Register to comment.