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My bloody back/neck

(5 Posts)
Losingitall Sat 22-Sep-12 22:11:39

Never had previous problems.

Woke up Tues thinking i'd slept funny. Stiff neck top of back ( above bra line' and shoulders.

It's worn off slowly but is still painful.

Sore again today after I'd been for a bike rude.

It's sore in a T shape base of neck across shoulders and down my spine to where my bra is. And I'm getting a slight burning/tingling sensation.

Could this be a trapped nerve? What can I do to self medicate?

Losingitall Sat 22-Sep-12 22:12:28

Sorry for typos. On phone feeling sorry for myself.

KurriKurri Sat 22-Sep-12 23:55:38

I guess it could be a trapped nerve -they can be pretty painful, - I had a really stiff neck and pain in my shoulder and top of spine and went to the doctor last week - he said I had 'a severe muscle spasm' - whatever that might be!

Anyway he has given me anti inflammatories, - I've got naproxen with I think is only on prescription, but I'd say go for something like ibuprofen if you can take it without stomach problems, - if not go to the GP. (I get stomach problems with anti inflamms, so I get given lansoprazole to take with it - to protect the stomach.)

Or you could try rubbing in some ibuprofen gel if you have any, or even some deep heat if you have that - they might help.

Good luck - a pain in the neck is -- um -- a pain in the neck grin

ripsishere Sun 23-Sep-12 00:03:46

I've got spondylitis. It sounds similar. Mine only plays up when I've been lifting stuff or slept strangely.
I use anti inflammatories and, if it's really bad, a diazepam. Probably out of date since I've had a the strip for about five years.

Losingitall Sun 23-Sep-12 12:10:34

Thank you both I have some strong ant inf from when I had tendinitis will try them

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