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Please help

this is not for me , but for my husband. He's 29 and has had upper back and neck pain for about ten years. He has been to the doctor multiple times and all they said was that there is nothing wrong, that it must be muscular. He was finally able to get a MRI a few months ago and they said that he has calcium deposits around his nerve endings in his C3 to C5 vertebrae. He is constantly in pain and takes an anti inflammatory everyday. I also think he's made a habit of cracking his own neck a few times a minute but he said he does that he does that because it hurts and now it's a habit. We Are on a trip right now and I just walked into to him crying in the floor saying he hurts so much and feels like he trapped in his own body. I feel so helpless we are both military so our healthcare is limited. Is there anything we can do? 


  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    edited 12/02/2016 - 12:49 PM
    Smhrocks - Welcome to Spine-Health!

    How great of you to research to help you husband.  I couple of thought for you and him ..... First of all I would recommend he stops manipulating his neck manually - no chiropractic ether.
    Has he tried warm moist heat or a hot heating pad to get some relief?
    Is he on any medications to help??
    Do you have his MRI paper report and images on disc??  If not get them.
    There is always the option of going outside the DOD medical allowances - and consulting with a regular hospital setting -
    Neurologist and/or Orthopedics (either specialising in neck conditions).  
    This way you can see what ALL of the option might be. (In a more perfect world).

    Again - Welcome - and let us know how he does moving forward.

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