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hi everyone,hope you are all ok.

its me again with more probs.

18months ago i got dx with cervical spondylosis,there is no curvature in my neck.

over the months,it is very noticable that my neck is not in alignment,i have a hump appearing top of shoulder line,and it is painful even to touch,i am getting severe headaches/pain behind eyes,first i put these sx down to having chronic rhinitis,but that is now resolving and still left in much pain in head/neck.

has anyone else been dx with cervical sponylosis(osteoarthritis) of neck,if so? did it get worse,i am starting to look quite bent over especially from side profile,do you think their is more going on,as my rhumy told me that it wouldnt deterioate very much and probably stay the same to old age,i am 42yrs old not 82.

please what is happening to me,i had an xray at the time of dx,do i warrant more tests,or is this how our bodies go when we get to our 40s,.

thanx jo8
 

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hi halfpint,

thank you for getting back to me,no you havnt hurt me,not at all,i know their isnt much they can do other than pain meds.

i have an appointment tonight,as i am in severe pain,i usually take tramodol,with paracetomol but dont seem to be relieving the pain.

my main concern at the mom is i have noticed,that i am not able to keep my neck straighten i am always sort of bent over,i am going to ask for a neck brace,which they are not always happy to give as they say it can restrict movement.

but i am going to argue with them as i have never tried one so until i do how do they know whether it any good or not,it might be such a relief who knows?

on a night time whilst in bed,my neck jerks back with no warning it doesnt actually hurt when that happens,it frightens me more than anything as i feel i am going to break my neck,if you understand what i mean.

i have so much going on at the mom i dont know when or what to worry about.

halfpint thankyou so much for answering my concerns,you really have been a great friend to me on this site.

please dont ever think you upset me,as deep down the same for all of us we all have the same fears and obstacles to hurdle,thats why this site is so good so that we can voice our concerns and share experiences,i know none of us are the same,but we need to talk and be heard,thats why we all understand each other.

hope you are not to unwell at the mom.

love and best wishes jo8
 

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hi halfpint,hope you are well,

i went docs,and guess what you are right to every word.

i had a big argument with this doc(he is not my usual doc)i have never been to him before.

he tried to tell me that its the way i am thinking about it all,i was fuming with him,my hubby was very proud of me as i stuck up for myself.

anyway he has referred me to ortho specialist,will not give me a neck brace,and said that the surgeon wont either,but agreed it did need looking at again.

so not such a bad outcome,will have to wait and see.

thankyou for your advise,love and best wishes jo8x
 
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