Next Neck Update

I came home from work last night shattered after a day of working my way through neck pain on the back of a very disturbed sleep. Last night was a better night sleep-wise – only woke up three times with the pain and was so exhausted I was able to get straight back to sleep. But this morning…

man alive!!! it hurts!!

I am a tough cookie, but this is the kind of pain that is making me tearful. I just don’t know if I can endure work and pain without losing my marbles.

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12 thoughts on “Next Neck Update”

  1. Poor you. When that’s happened to me acupuncture provided pretty instant relief for the muscles in spasm if you can find a practitioner and are up for it. Long term I resolved a recurring problem by freeing tension in my neck and shoulder muscles with massage of that area. No idea if any of that might help but I really do feel your pain

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    1. I actually have a friend training to practice acupuncture and I know she is eager to find human guinea-pigs. Although I am not sure I would trust her to stick pins in my neck yet. The pain has eased a little during the daytime, although I have been taking painkillers. Each morning the soreness is still there, so it is definitely something I am doing in my sleep.

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      1. It does sounds like your muscles have spasmed to protect your neck so every little movement can retrigger the protection; the acupuncture disrupts that. I’;m no Prince Charles and have only ever hugged a tree when (a) drunk and (b) not concentrating but I’d sweat by those little pins. The worst your friend might do… hmm, well, yes I see your point… any way get well soon!

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  2. Oh, I feel for you. It can be difficult to function at all when in such pain. I am not a trained medical professional but as a friend I’ll share some things I would try to help relieve the pain.
    Apply lavender essential oil (mixed with carrier oil like coconut oil) to relax muscle.
    Adding coconut oil to diet – when I had a pinched nerve I put one Tablespoon of cold processed coconut oil in my coffee. This relieved the pain but only for about four hours. Then I would have to repeat.
    Reflexology I’ve found to be very effective at times – I’m including a video link (hope you don’t mind.) There are two videos – one for reflexology on foot and one on the hand. The foot might be more effective but it is easier to do hand reflexology on myself. https://reflexology-map.com/reflexology-for-neck-pain/
    Take care of yourself and I hope you find relief soon.

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    1. Thank you so much for those tips Ruth. They are all the kind of things I would like to try. I have been cooking with coconut oil, but I like the idea of adding it to a hot drink. I love lavender.

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    1. I have had to take painkillers and carry on. It has eased off during the day time, although I am still experiencing moments of pain and stiffness during the day. But it is definitely something happening during my sleep, because each morning when I wake up my neck is very sore.

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  3. I’m not saying it is this. But I had a spell of really bad neck pain. Couldn’t shift it. But then bizarrely I mentioned it during a dental examination and the dentist thought it could be jaw alignment and stress. She gave me some exercises. A thing like a rugby gum shield to use during weightlifting and it seemed to clear it up.

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    1. I had to read your comment three times G….I don’t do weightlifting 🙂 I think it could be partly stress…or more conscience related. Somebody I have not seen for three years is coming to England. That has been on my mind a lot. A lot a lot a lot!!! After reading your comment, I went to check my jaw alignment in the mirror. I wonder.

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