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Neck pain over many years help

Feb 08, 2015 5:31 AM

Please help me with my neck pain

Feb 08, 2015 5:47 AM

You can put a heating pad on it the heat will relief it.

Feb 08, 2015 1:34 PM

Heat as well as ice helps me actually. Voltaren gel (prescription), traumeel gel ( health food store), kinesiology tape, tens unit. Those are some of the things that help me. Is the neck pain associated to an activity for you?

Feb 08, 2015 3:34 PM

Jkbpower, I've had constant neck pain for the past 5 years, due to DDD, previous disc fusions & current osteoarthritis and degeneration above & below the past surgical sites. I've learned to ignore the constant stiffness and dull ache, but when the pain goes beyond the norm I do exactly what others have already mentioned. But I also use massages and warm showers, plus microwaving a sock filled with dry white rice (it actually feels better than a heating pad, because I keep it in the freezer, so it creates moist heat when microwaved). I have an old Dr Scholls hand wand back massager and I can use it across my upper back without help. I don't know if you can find them anymore but I got mine at CVS over 10 yr ago, and it still works. Voltaren gel is really good but if the pain is up in your hairline, it will make your hair greasy. I reserve it for bedtime if I have to leave home. I also have used those adhesive Therma... Patches with magnets.

Feb 08, 2015 3:35 PM

Jkbpower, I've had constant neck pain for the past 5 years, due to DDD, previous disc fusions & current osteoarthritis and degeneration above & below the past surgical sites. I've learned to ignore the constant stiffness and dull ache, but when the pain goes beyond the norm I do exactly what others have already mentioned. But I also use massages and warm showers, plus microwaving a sock filled with dry white rice (it actually feels better than a heating pad, because I keep it in the freezer, so it creates moist heat when microwaved). I have an old Dr Scholls hand wand back massager and I can use it across my upper back without help. I don't know if you can find them anymore but I got mine at CVS over 10 yr ago, and it still works. Voltaren gel is really good but if the pain is up in your hairline, it will make your hair greasy. I reserve it for bedtime if I have to leave home. I also have used those adhesive Therma... Patches with magnets.

Feb 08, 2015 3:35 PM

Jkbpower, I've had constant neck pain for the past 5 years, due to DDD, previous disc fusions & current osteoarthritis and degeneration above & below the past surgical sites. I've learned to ignore the constant stiffness and dull ache, but when the pain goes beyond the norm I do exactly what others have already mentioned. But I also use massages and warm showers, plus microwaving a sock filled with dry white rice (it actually feels better than a heating pad, because I keep it in the freezer, so it creates moist heat when microwaved). I have an old Dr Scholls hand wand back massager and I can use it across my upper back without help. I don't know if you can find them anymore but I got mine at CVS over 10 yr ago, and it still works. Voltaren gel is really good but if the pain is up in your hairline, it will make your hair greasy. I reserve it for bedtime if I have to leave home. I also have used those adhesive Therma... Patches with magnets.

Feb 08, 2015 3:35 PM

Jkbpower, I've had constant neck pain for the past 5 years, due to DDD, previous disc fusions & current osteoarthritis and degeneration above & below the past surgical sites. I've learned to ignore the constant stiffness and dull ache, but when the pain goes beyond the norm I do exactly what others have already mentioned. But I also use massages and warm showers, plus microwaving a sock filled with dry white rice (it actually feels better than a heating pad, because I keep it in the freezer, so it creates moist heat when microwaved). I have an old Dr Scholls hand wand back massager and I can use it across my upper back without help. I don't know if you can find them anymore but I got mine at CVS over 10 yr ago, and it still works. Voltaren gel is really good but if the pain is up in your hairline, it will make your hair greasy. I reserve it for bedtime if I have to leave home. I also have used those adhesive Therma... Patches with magnets.

Feb 08, 2015 3:39 PM

Sorry for the quadrupled posts. The CMP app kept popping up a message saying "your post has not posted, do you want to wait?". I'd say yes, all four times, and viola *** it posted 4 times. Holy cow!

Feb 10, 2015 1:57 AM

@Flappys... I have the same diagnosis. Your suggestions sound good and I will add to my regimen. I am frustrated rt now because I really want to return to work but every time I try I barely make it through. I'm shocked I still have a job

Feb 10, 2015 2:05 AM

@Flappys I am going to try your rice sock idea! I am always needing heat on my neck and can't seem to get the heating pad to stay up there right!! Thanks for the idea!!

Feb 10, 2015 9:36 AM

Hey FlappsyLady, that is a great idea about the sock!! I'm going to take one out right how and get it ready!! Thanks for a new idea!!

Feb 10, 2015 2:10 PM

Glad I could help. But my sock idea came from a previous coworker who's mom sewed a rectangular pouch and filled it with rice then stitched it closed. I can't sew anymore due to my neck & arthritic hands, so I did the next best thing...stole my husbands long tube sock, filled it, tied a knot at the end...and it feels great, not to mention it travels well too.

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