Does anyone else suffer from pain just running down there neck into shoulders ? Almost feels like a pinched nerve .i have been having this a month now! It's so painful !
Hi, I have pretty much constant neck pain & headaches & am currently doing physical therapy due to a car accident, (just rear ended) anyway, the therapist said that "muscle guarding" is apparently a frequent cause of neck pain, like when you feel anxiety etc you hold your muscles tightly in your shoulders in an attempt to "protect" the neck muscles. I do take opiate pain meds but the muscle relaxant I use many nights actually helps with my neck pain the most. (Baclofen) Also the external rubs with menthol are good & icing it helps me too.
Hello! I get really bad shoulder pain almost every night and during the day if I do too much. I don't know if it's stress or not. Wish me luck tomorrow, I see a new pain doc and I'm praying they give me pain meds. It's been a long rough road without any. Feel better my friend!
Heatherw21... neck pain😖😖.. yes mine is constant from neck to shoulder blades. It seems to be a commonality of Fibro sufferers. Everyone is different but I think it's from stress & tightening up. The only thing I have found that helps (temporarily) is Biofreeze roll on. It's soothing menthol roll on, it smells menthol while putting on but the smell dissipates quickly. I can go out with it on & no one can smell it. Like I said it's temporary relief, when it wears off I put more on😊. I get it on line. It used to be better, they changed it a little but is still soothing. I hoped his helped💗. Deb
Massage has it really helped you?
I change positions all night and I have to sleep in a recliner because my hips and lower back can't handle the mattress. I use a soft crocheted blanket for a pillow. Once I do find a sleep position I can deal with, then I get a hot flash and it ruins it all.