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Old 06-22-2010, 11:18 PM
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I think I have symptoms of neck arthritis. Popping/grinding sensation in neck, neck pain, symptoms are better in the morning and worse at night, muscle tenderness, and a locking up sensation in the neck from time to time. I find that my symptoms are worse when I'm under stress or doing a lot of computer work.

Besides seeing my Dr., which I have an appointment to do, what has worked for people? I assume I'll be prescribed physical therapy. What has helped the most?
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:03 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Stretching works best for me. Really seems to help. Take your arms, hang on to a something like a bar, pull away from bar (leaving hands in place) , put your chin to your chest and stretch. I do this often - several times of day. Helps relieve tension and tightness. I also do this for my back. Since I've been doing this, I don't have near as much pain. Hope it work for you.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:26 AM
Location: Texas
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Chiropractic has been the only thing that has helped me with my neck problems..
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:53 PM
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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Traction has made the pain almost bearable for my hubby- but then he actually broke his neck at C4/C5/C6 so he has not been pain free since 1994.

Your Doc will send you to PT and they will decide what will be best for you. I will say that moist heat really makes him feel better, so I really recommend that.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:19 PM
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a good chiropractor keeps my neck, and the rest of me moving.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:15 PM
Location: SW MO
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I believe arthritis is usually worse in the morning, and better at night after the stiffness has a chance to loosen up. I had similar symptoms to yours and it was due to uneven muscle use-I pull and lift more with my left hand. The vertebra were being pulled by tight, stiff muscles. I had PT during which they used an electric stimulator (actually felt good) heat, massage, manipulation, stretching techniques and elastic band exercise to get the vertebra re-aligned and the muscles strengthened. As long as I continue my stretching and strengthening exercises I have no pain and good flexibility.
I was hesitant to go to a chiropractor-don't like the idea of sudden, violent cracking on my neck. Not sure if they would have addressed the underlying muscular problems. If you tighten up your muscles while doing computer work or under stress, it may be a similar situation.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:38 PM
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I find my neck issues are great in the morning, and worse as the day goes on.

But I also find that if I nap on the floor, with no pillow (on carpet), my neck feels great. It's like doing that for an hour in the evening completely gets rid of the neck pain--it's as if it stretches out the neck muscles or something. I figured this out the other day, and have been doing it, and my neck pain has decreased dramatically. Has anyone ever tried this or know why it might help?
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:43 AM
Location: NJ
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Hi Bass,

As a licensed physical therapist for over 10 years, it is not so uncommon to see symptoms like the ones you have described...it may be due to osteoarthritis or even poor work conditions. It seems your work environment definitely has an impact on the way you feel.

Stress levels can have a tremendous impact on the way you feel...even create pain in some instances.

Sleeping on the floor gives you greater support and less pain. But not an ideal solution long term.

Try using a neck pillow and consider a home traction device. Go to [url=http://www.BulgingDiscFixed.com]BULGING DISC | BULGING DISK[/url] and locate the links provided to make your own neck pillow for free and design your own home traction device.

Also consider using a cold pack or ice pack when you have pain/discomfort.

Good Luck,

Tommy Hoffman, PT
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:33 AM
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Neck pain has become a very common problem. Many of us rely on painkillers and pain relief sprays which give only a temporary relief. A friend of mine visited a physiotherapy clinic in Mississauga to get rid of the pain Recently, I came across a blog which says about some relaxation methods for stiff necks.
Relaxation Methods For Stiff Necks | Dynamic Physiotherapy
Try this. It is very effective. Hope this would be helpful to many.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:38 AM
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Default Neck Arthritis Explain

Neck Arthritis or cervical arthritis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis, is a common age-related condition that affects spinal and joints cushions in the neck. The disease caused by the tear and wear of bone and cartilage found in the cervical spine. It can be caused by other factors, mostly because of the age factors. The Symptoms may include shoulder pain, neck stiffness, extreme numb hands, and feet.

The treatment can be done by physical therapy (physiotherapy) and also take drugs.
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