Patient Comments: Neck Pain - Causes

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Comment from: ohio, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

I think I have tried every kind of statin at some time, for lowering my cholesterol. They have all affected me adversely that I quit taking them after a short time. Four of my 5 siblings have been on statins and all 4 of them experienced transient global amnesia as a side effect. I have told my doctor that I will not take statins even though my numbers are high.

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Comment from: Cheryl M., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

Post 32 years cervical fusion of C2 C3 C4, C1 C5 C6 now have problems because they have taken the brunt of the use in the last 32 years. I have been told there is nothing that can be done for my neck pain. I use ice, sometimes heat, and I do strengthening exercise along with prescribed muscle relaxants and pain pills. It keeps it manageable for the time being. I still work a full time job at 55.

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Comment from: Payal, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: November 24

I have had 2 Bartholin's cysts on my left gland and twice had a marsupialization performed, still it tends to reoccur once or twice in a year. Now I am kind of used to it, hence I have accepted it as one of my parts. The best medicine is taking Citralka, it can be also taken during pregnancy. I started draining within 24 hours. So for all those for immediate results it is a must.

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Comment from: Kibble 13, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I was in a car accident and ever since, my neck has been bothering me on and off. I've had two physical therapies and acupuncture. I noticed some improvement with physical therapy but very minimal. I am a teacher, so in the summer breaks I noticed I didn't have neck pains. I'm thinking my neck pain has a lot to do with stress so I am considering a career change.

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Comment from: CarolynR, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

My neck pain is of unknown cause. About 3 years ago I started having shoulder pain. I've tried physical therapy, cortisone injections, pain medications, ice, heat, massage, acupuncture, and radio frequency ablation (RFA) on right. RFA gave me about 80% relief for 4 months, then pain came back. I had it done on left side 3 weeks ago and pain became worse. I had target point injection then. Now it is worse and I have tingling on left side. I can't live like this.

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Comment from: N Sharma, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

I was suffering from neck pain since age of 70. My doctor prescribed vitamin D3 (60K IU) per week for 2 months, and in addition muscle relaxant and pregabalin 75. It helped and I got relief. But after 2 months again the pain started. After that I again had the same treatment. Now I am taking 2000 IU vitamin D3 daily with break of a week in between and I am much better now.

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Comment from: Margie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I have low back pain and leg pain from degenerative disc disease and was doing fine until, I fell last October. Now it hurts all the time and the doctor says I need fusion of 3 discs but he said it would be serious recovery. So now I am trying the epidural shots to see if they can help.

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