Author Topic: Crick in lower neck  (Read 14778 times)

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Crick in lower neck
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2006, 01:17:35 PM »
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I'd send that link on to pogge for his Friday night sessions, except ...   :wink:

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Re: Crick in lower neck
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2010, 11:40:52 AM »
Old thread, but it reflects exactly what I'm going through right now.  About 10 days ago I woke up with what felt like a vise on the back of my neck, which has meant a 10 day throbbing headache and the inability to look up or move quickly in any direction.  But it was slowly going away.

2 nights ago I woke up at 3am and it was so painful I couldn't move.  It took me 20 minutes to get out of bed.  It has lessened somewhat, but I had a similar 3 am experience last night.   Right now my neck is ramrod straight.  There are a couple of positions where there is no pain, but not many.  Who knew that swallowing included muscles in the back of the neck?

This is a problem as my work is contingent on a functioning body (to deal with/contain potential violence of those in my care).  And I am at work right now.

I think this will require professional help.  Not sure whether to go to a doc or straight to massage.
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Re: Crick in lower neck
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2010, 11:59:23 AM »
I'd say do both, whichever is available first, except make sure you talk to a doctor soon. There could be an underlying medical problem -- I don't know enough to know whether a massage could worsen that, but I'm guessing not. That's the risk of going for the massage first, though.

Gah -- sounds very painful. I rub your shoulders from a great distance   :hug:

 

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