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I suffer from cervical spondolysis since my mid twenties. I have a narrowing between discs 5 and 6. For the last 3 months, my neck has been so painful during the night, waking me up. Every morning my neck feels stiff, but this doesn't wear off. The last few days I have been feeling a dizzy like sensation at the back of my head, top of the neck, and a sharp severe pain. I wake up with it and lasts for hours. yesterday it came on in the evening. Nothing I took could reduce it. I even took a Sumatriptan to see if it was some type of migraine. I went to bed with it, and woke up still with it and have had it all day, despite taking tramadol. I have seen my GP and their physio. I have had a xray that couldn't show what the problem was, just my usual osteoarthritis. I was then sent to a hospital to see an advanced Physiotherapist. She has examined me, but can't work out what thew problem is. So now I have to have a MRI scan. I am drained from all the disturbed sleep and pain. I move my head to the right and it hurts. It has lessened now gone 9pm. But I know when I lie down it will become worse. I have a long history of arguments with my pillows and insomnia due to this. My GP has tried me on various medication, but nothing stops my neck when it has one of these attacks. I have bought countless pillows. I can not lie on normal pillows at all. My current pillow that I bought last year is a memory foam pillow with a shape designed for people with arthritis. My life is a misery because of this. Does anyone else experience this problem?
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