Reversed Cervical Curve

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Hello, I am 26 and have been suffering for the past 6 months with neck pain, moderate to severe migraines, nausea, blurred vision, and feverish hot flashes that happen even at night. 

Before these issues I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel when I was 18 years old. Numbness, tingles and shooting pain down in my right pinky happen quite often but I have always brushed it off as just Carpul tunnel.

Five months ago, after having regular headaches every day (which I thought was just stress), I happened to have an X-ray done and found that I have a reversed Cervical curve neck. Now the doc didn’t act like it was that big of a deal and that with time and practice the symptoms would get better. But it’s been 5 months now and I am religious with my routine to correct this. I use to lift weights and body build but have now turned to yoga in the morning and light weight training in the evening with lots of stretching afterwards. I have been getting chiropractic care once a week along with acupuncture that seems to give me some relief from the pain for a short time. 

I have always been active, I work full time, trying to go back to school, and am a mother. But everything I have done so far as done little to subside this nausea, pain, and discomfort. I can’t concentrate, i’m not as patient with my daughter, my anxiety is on the rise and my work is lacking. I’m so tired of being in pain. Please help! 

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    OM Goodness. Sounds complicated. I too have suffered the same issues in my neck. I sleep with a neck pillow support takes all the weight off the neck  and if headaches and neck pain persists my dr suggested I use a neck brace to rest the stress and weight from the head area. Also physical therapy has helped learning how to build up the muscles supporting the area . Treat with heat and hot rubs at night. 

    I have managed to work it out as well as lots of rest to let the area recover.

    I hope this helps everyone is different. It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. If nothing works see another doctor who shows interest in helping you regain a pain free life. It is possible. 

    Peace & Healing

    Hope

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      Yes, it is pretty complicated. I hear you and haven’t personally gone to a physical therapist but I have been doing neck strengthing exercises and take epsom salt baths both hot and cold. My only confusion is why do I keep having fevers? Yesterday I had a migraine all day and felt feverish in the evening. Took my temperature around 430 and was running a low grade 9.5 degree fever. Then took a bath and got some relief for about an hour, it then spiked back up to 9.7 degrees. 

      Thank you for your advice! I’m gonna be going to the doc ASAP to see what’s really going on. 

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    I don't suffer from neck pain and I don't know anything about your condition. However I have suffered for the last 13 years with lower back pain. So I know what pain is. I think hope4cure has answered your question quite well. I hope you try her/his suggestions. The only thing I would want to add to that is that heat is fine but ice is good too. Both my physical therapist and my doctor said that it didn't matter which you used. Use whichever works for you or you can even alternate them.

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