I've got cervical arthritis. I do have some shortness of breath, but don't know of muscle spas.
I have cervical osteoarthritis....and severve muscle spasms....some shortness of breath from the pain. I had an epidural in my neck on Monday which did not work and cause me more pain. Which is unusual usually I get really from them this was my fourth epidural also had my facet joints burned and had my nerves on each side of my neck burned think it's called a nerve ablation I'm about at the end of my rope going to check into surgery
Did the ablation on your facet joints help ??? I'm wondering if this is what I should do
The ablation on my nerves helped greatly but on the facet joints it did not
Harriett I had the ablation in my lower lumbar area. It helped for a few months.
Yes beaudoin a few months seemed par for me too.
Harriett the facet joints only helped for a month! They did each side in a separate appointment!
Nilsa thanks girls
I have cervical osteoarthritis and I get short of breath when the pain is really bad I get the spasms my heart beat goes faster when the pains bad aswell
Me as well in my lower back too can’t stand or walk more than5 min. I think it’s a spasm like it’s going to pull me down agonizing pain until I sit down for like a minute and I can do it again five more minutes gezzz... when that happens I start panting sweating and sometimes dizzy
Not yet. I had the 2 rounds of epidural shots that killed my neck. My head feels so heavy
Terrible muscle spasms!
I have muscle spams not diagnosed with that....
I have cervical osteo,,muscle spasms,can be helped some of the time,but everything isn't for everyone,I have gotten several different types of injections,nerve blocks,but I have finally gotten a Lil relief,trigger points into the muscles close to shoulders,and sometimes a Lil close to the spine,and a good muscle relaxer was taking muscle relaxer 3x a day now I'm just taking at night,trigger points seem to be working,was getting shortness of breath when laying certain ways,especially on my back ,that has subsided as well,Motrin helps with the inflammation,sometimes.....
My mother has cervical arthritis along with bone spurs. It causes awful spasms in her neck, shoulders, ribs etc.
I've been having severe neck pain. Having an MRI on the 23rd.
I have cervical spondylosis of my spine as well as osstioprossi I get out of breath with pain when I try and walk in pain not had a good nite sleep at all
Oh, that is super rough!!! My friend has both too!
Yes I do but not diagnosed yet
severe with numbness down 4th and 5th fingers
I have it and just had 3 discs (3/4 4/5 6/7) replaced and have a 4 inch metal bar and cage. I still have to have 1/2 done plus I have severe degenerative disc disease.
I have the same thing.
All the time. But I try to focus (only) on the things I do have and not the things I don't anymore. Du's outweigh don'ts hands down .
Great attitude in a sucky situation. I hope I can get there ... such a huge emotional struggle for me right now. Thanks for a ray of today.
melody I'm having an MRI on the 22nd to see if I have cervical spondylosis. I've had some neck issues before surgery but ever since my knee replacement in July it is worse. Painful all the time. I even get a little dizzy when I move my neck certain ways.
I have kyposis and osterporis I'm 54 and just had to do a total hip replacement cause where I also got lupus and took prednisone for 6 months, it caused avascular necrosis ( bone death ) but docs still don't fully understand cause I had fractured my hip, broke tailbone going up into my pelvis and fractured my L5, last year I was fully on walker, and it's been a rough road but luckily I've healed but tool long time cause of lupus but yes I get shortness of breath and the muscle spasms are awful, I got to now go do xrays of my neck, cause I'm having pain there and my shoulder. I do take oxcodone 15 mgs 4 times a day, I got off the fetnal patch cause so much of the meds are bad for us, if you check the long term side effects, my surgeon told me after those 4 months he wudnt touch me whatever I did, cause on xray, it showed I had white finally growing back on the bone, keep doing I said praise God he lead n told me what to do, and it was supplementing , eating lots of fruits, just plz be careful cause those injections do relieve pain but long term. Trust me plz they break down our bones
Degenerate cervical disc disease with stenosis and narrowing in the spine, multiple other things
Do you get a lot of neck pain and headaches ???
Severe headaches,Pain in neck&shoulders,cervical Arthur is no joke!!!!
Maribeth yes I know I have it aswell in my neck
I'm only 49 god knows what I'll be like in 10 years !!!
Oh honey,I feel you,I was 43when diagnosed,took the calcium &Vita D,,Started in lumbar region,ended up in cervical,its all the my body,had r.hip replaced,gotta have surgery on r.foot,and left hip in near future,And I just turned 58.Some days aren't that bad,with heat ,ice &meds,,but them days are very few,moving around tends to help sometimes,but gotta watch how I move ....the headaches have decreased I am
I am getting trigger point injections,they help from time to time,looking for better options down the line,I do have great pain management team☺
Maribeth oh luv that's awful I feel for you !!! My mum has it everywhere !! i can't tolerate medications so not sure what I will end up doing but I'm thinking steroid injections bit down the track ! I use heat ice packs etc
I can't do the good meds that would probably help me out a little,I take good muscle relaxer,and prescription Morin,They did give me Logic,but have yo be real Care full with that,I have bad stomach as well,So I'm limited with the meds
Maribeth I haven't heard of Motrin I'll have to google it
Ibuprofen,It is an nsaid,anti inflammatory,pain relief,They sell over the counter,but I get mine thru prescription,higher dosage,I need.....Slave,Advil are others as well,but this last one they prescribed me they say is supposed to much better,but can't take it ,Do some research honey,the more you know the better off you'll be ,ask questions,and if you don't like the answers ask someone else ,I'm going for 2nd opinions,this time☺
Maribeth ahh yes I can't take any anti inflammatory meds not even ibuprofen cause of my stomach
Harriett no head aches, sometimes my neck causes problems for me. I get a massage
Paulette you're lucky luv
Harriett I have a trainer and she works with. Not much can be done for what I have, so I eat healthy, exercise, weight lift, take vitamins and ice when needed
Try the Tylenol arthritis it might work ,it didn't for me
I don't have shortness of breath but I have serious painful muscle spasms all through my neck shoulders back hips and legs. Sometimes hurts to breathe