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I'm a 42 year old female married with 4 kids. My doctor tested me a couple of years ago an it came back positive for it. An recently been having neck pains an shoulder pain. My dad has it an he found out 6 years ago. What should I do

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    My symptoms started with neck pain too. I recommend you start with your rheumatologist and then you must keep up the motion in your neck and shoulders so it does not lose range. A physical therapist can help with that but if you have normal motion you can maintain it yourself.
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    Hi, mine started about the same as you are now...and I am in my 72nd year still suffering. But I have learned that one day it might be my neck, the next day it's my legs or feet or buttocks. I have 10 vertebrae affected which in turn takes it's toll on all the surrounding nerves and tendons. On bad days ( or flares) I take the meds my neurologist has prescribed and use hot packs and go to bed. Sleep is also an important role in healing even if it's temporary healing. Time out in vital. At the moment I am good, and can do lots more like walking a few steps, showering myself, writing a book, and doing some cooking. I take advantage of the good days...and cook up lots of simple freezable dishes for the days when I cant get out of bed. Optimism is hard to muster...but when you feel OK ish then do what you can...if not hibernate. until the flare passes...and it will. Hugs to you. G

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    I have the whole neck pain, I see a great hospital for a procedure called a rhizotomy and it’s gone for a while 
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