cervical spondylosis

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Hello, I have been told I have cervical spondylosis! Im in pain every day, and I cannot turn my head towards to right, unless i physically push my face with my hand to look that way! My jaw/lower face goes numb, and hurts, my chest feels tight (the skin), and my right fingers seem to swell! Not only that, i feel im walking like a crab - to one side only. Its very hard, as i have 3 young children to look after too! I feel my head jerking a lot, and spasms and jerks from within. Would love to speak with other suffers!

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    hello again, i believe that valium can help in this way i think aunty em, would most likely tell you more about it i think. some gp's give muscle relaxants to aid pain relief. i dont have to get up early now any more, it is usually about between 4-am when i get to sleep anyway. have you asked your gp for an alternative?. see what he says you never know. good luck in your quest........ chris x
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    Hi, i have had Cervical Spondylosis for nearly ten years. I have had an MRI scan which does not show alot of my discomfort.

    I have been to a speacialist they cannot do surgery, however, my condition is chronic. I cannot do alot without my condition being aggravated, i get dizzy alot i cannot walk for too long excercise is to a minimum or nil.

    PAIN KILLERS!!!!!! are NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! GOOOOOOOOD!!!!! GPS and Consultants do not understand, they just do not get to my discomfort.

    I am frustrated and cannot work, i get depressed and no one understands that is worse than ever.

    I need something to numb the problem but there is nothing on the market out there. I have tried other therapies and alternative medicine still does not work

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    Hi all, I agree pain killers don't help at all! I am not too bad most of the time, just neck and mild headache. But then with no apparent reason I will feel a bit sick, very tired and sometimes panicky. Does anyone else get that?

    Vanessa Jane, I am the same as you with sleeping, I sleep for a couple of hours then wake up because I am uncomfortable and have to change position. The foam pillow is much better than ordinary ones. My cs worsened after a bike crash a year ago, it didn't bother me much until then. It seems we have good days and bad, and good hours and bad! Hope you all get a few good ones.

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    [quote:fd247c57d7=\"HC58\"]Hi all, I agree pain killers don't help at all! I am not too bad most of the time, just neck and mild headache. But then with no apparent reason I will feel a bit sick, very tired and sometimes panicky. Does anyone else get that?

    Vanessa Jane, I am the same as you with sleeping, I sleep for a couple of hours then wake up because I am uncomfortable and have to change position. The foam pillow is much better than ordinary ones. My cs worsened after a bike crash a year ago, it didn't bother me much until then. It seems we have good days and bad, and good hours and bad! Hope you all get a few good ones.

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    Hi, I'm so sorry to hear of your problem with CS. I agree with you about the painkillers, all the painkillers have done for me so far is to completely upset my system. What the GP's fail to tell you at the time of prescribing these drugs is that they may cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal system, then they give you drugs to combat that, but it's too late by then, the damage is already done!! Personally iv'e stopped everything, my GP has tried several different painkillers over the last few months, co-codomol, ibuprofen, tramacet, tramadol, none of which have been very effective. I need to get my internal system well again, at the moment I struggle to eat, and then to keep it down when I do eat. All I use now is Volterol gel, which is a diclofenic, I also use Gaviscon at the moment for the acid my stomach is producing due to all of these different drugs, the last thing I need is an ulcer on top of everything else. I bought a TENS machine, which is helping. I'm currently waiting for the results of yet another MRI scan, once my GP has these results I intend to tell him that I want to be referred to a specialist. People shouldn't have to endure the pain that CS can cause, we live in the 21st century for gods sake, there must be something they can do without causing the horrific side effects i'm now suffering.

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