How many of you have cervical arthritis? Do you also experience shortness of breath due to chronic muscle spasm?

50 Answers

linnea
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Not yet!


gasca
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I've got cervical arthritis. I do have some shortness of breath, but don't know of muscle spas.


h.nilsa
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Did the ablation on your facet joints help ??? I'm wondering if this is what I should do

h.nilsa
Answered 1 year ago    reply

The ablation on my nerves helped greatly but on the facet joints it did not

77a
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Harriett I had the ablation in my lower lumbar area. It helped for a few months.

h.nilsa
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes beaudoin a few months seemed par for me too.

h.nilsa
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Harriett the facet joints only helped for a month! They did each side in a separate appointment!

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Nilsa thanks girls


brazil9
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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

fogg76
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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


duckett
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Not yet. I had the 2 rounds of epidural shots that killed my neck. My head feels so heavy


laverna78
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Terrible muscle spasms!


cornwell
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have muscle spams not diagnosed with that....


maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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.....


rol
Answered 1 year ago    reply

My mother has cervical arthritis along with bone spurs. It causes awful spasms in her neck, shoulders, ribs etc.


fk
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I've been having severe neck pain. Having an MRI on the 23rd.


sherry
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Heck yea


cusick49
Answered 1 year ago    reply

YES


zell.m
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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

rol
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Oh, that is super rough!!! My friend has both too!


ashlilightner32
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes I do but not diagnosed yet


ballentine
Answered 1 year ago    reply

severe with numbness down 4th and 5th fingers


77a
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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.

sandspaulette7
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have the same thing.


lankford20
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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 .

gasca
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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.

gasca
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Lankford


fk
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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.


s.leilani
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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


sandspaulette7
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Degenerate cervical disc disease with stenosis and narrowing in the spine, multiple other things

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Do you get a lot of neck pain and headaches ???

maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Severe headaches,Pain in neck&shoulders,cervical Arthur is no joke!!!!

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Maribeth yes I know I have it aswell in my neck

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm only 49 god knows what I'll be like in 10 years !!!

maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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

maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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☺

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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

maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Meant Motrin

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Maribeth I haven't heard of Motrin I'll have to google it

maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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☺

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Maribeth ahh yes I can't take any anti inflammatory meds not even ibuprofen cause of my stomach

sandspaulette7
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Harriett no head aches, sometimes my neck causes problems for me. I get a massage

c.harriett96
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Paulette you're lucky luv

sandspaulette7
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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

maribeth
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Try the Tylenol arthritis it might work ,it didn't for me


alpha
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Welcome, Arlean


sulema
Answered 1 year ago    reply

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


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