Patient Comments: Neck Pain - Causes

What caused your neck pain?

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: Need a New Neck, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

Several years ago I had a bad car accident. My neck pain began as an occasional stiff neck and eventually turned in to chronic severe neck pain. MRI showed 3 herniated discs, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. After 10 years of terrible pain I had a neck surgery, C5-C7 fused with plate. I wish I was a success story but I still have bad neck/shoulder pain with numbness in arms/hands.

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Comment from: abul bashar, Published: April 12

My diabetes is type 2. I am 27 years old.

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Comment from: jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I was lifting weights and hurt my pectoral muscle, I think doing bench press. Since that day a month ago, my neck has a burning sensation and tightness behind my head.

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Comment from: maggie, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 16

An accident 5 years ago, an attic ladder coming down on my head, was the cause of my neck pain. Medications over the years just make me feel spaced out desperate. The doctors blame stress on everything these days, agreed stress does not help, but I know my neck is getting worse. Now don"t want to go to the doctor, I don"t feel I am getting anywhere.

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