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A real pain in the neck.

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mrstiggy Sun 28-Feb-16 19:47:12

Hello everyone. I'll try and keep this as brief as I can, but I could really do with your help.
For about 6 years now I've had slight neck problems. Normally it's just from something like turning my head with my neck tensed wrong, it goes 'click' and it's gone. I can't turn my head side to side or take the weight of my head properly and it hurts for a good week. Happens once or twice a year. Saw a doc the first few times but they just said it was muscle strain or frozen neck or something similar and it would go eventually, which it did.
Last year I had the worst episode the day after I moved house. I turned something over whilst turning my head and the pain was immense. I couldn't hold my head up for a week and couldn't turn my head side to side for weeks. Nearly a year later and I still couldn't fully turn one way but it's only a small problem.
I did it again Friday. Not as bad as could be but sore and stiff. Now it's a little better but tonight I'm getting shooting pains up my neck, like a really quick travelling cramp over and over. It's not a great feeling at all combined with the aching and stiffness.
So, finally to my questions! (If anyone is still around by this point!) Has anyone else had anything similar? Are the shooting pains likely to go away soon? Would the doctor be able to do anything at all if I went back or would it be a waste of time?
Thanks in advance if anyone can help me. flowers

mrstiggy Sun 28-Feb-16 20:19:20

Oh and just as an aside I have hypermobility. Not badly and don't see anyone for it other than having a bit of physio as a teen. It's normally my knees that click out of place a bit and hurts. I'm not sure if you can have hypermobility problems in your neck though and this is only a few years old compared to the knee problems which have been since a child, so that might be irrelevant.

MissTriggs Mon 29-Feb-16 21:23:16

Ask for local recommendation for physiotherapist or osteopath or ask at the gp. surgery if they have some kind of specialist msculoskeleyal clinic

MissTriggs Mon 29-Feb-16 21:23:58


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