It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

Severe neck pain

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2004, 06:27 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6
shanemckay HB User
Severe neck pain

Hello all, I have been suffering with severe neck pain for the last 6 weeks. I have a constant crick / crunch in my neck and severe pain in my neck that goes all the way up to my jaw and teeth. My doctor diagnosed a muscular problem without having a look at me and gave me a course of anti inflammatary tablets, which have had no effect. The pain was so bad last week that I ended up in casualty. I sat in casualty four 4 hours without seeing a doctor and eventually came home without being seen. I'm still in a hell of a lot of pain and discomfort. The constant crunching suggests to me that there might be something out of line in my body. I have been thinking of going to a chiropractor but the cost has been offputting -I am on state benefits. If the problem is muscular rather than to to with bones, will a chiropractor be able to help? And advice would be excellent.

Thanks guys


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-22-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bean Station, TN, usa
Posts: 2,188
mudhound HB User
Re: Severe neck pain

I would see a reg dr 1st. Then he may have a good chrio in your area.
God Bless


Old 12-22-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jacksonville, AL USA
Posts: 997
siren1024 HB User
Re: Severe neck pain

Sounds like a nerve thing to me. I pinched a nerve in the side of my neck during childbirth and couldn't turn my head for weeks! It was all cocked over to the side. I had to turn my entire upper body to look at something. The only thing that helped was a combo of anti inflammatory, muscle relaxers, and narcotic painkillers. It helped me be able to move until the nerve healed. Time is the only thing that will fix it if that is the case.
Married 09/28/2002
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005

Old 12-23-2004, 04:45 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,120
feelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB User
Re: Severe neck pain

At the very least,I think an MRI should be done to try and determine if there is a problem with the discs/nerves in the cervical spine area.If you can get a referral to a good neurosurgeon it would really help in Dxing your problem.But at any rate, the MRI would be an excellent starting point.good luck,marcia
3-22-01,herniated C-6-7
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.

Old 12-24-2004, 02:13 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
trystme's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,096
trystme HB Usertrystme HB Usertrystme HB Usertrystme HB Usertrystme HB Usertrystme HB User
Re: Severe neck pain

I would try to get to a chiro as soon as you can afford it and until then keep trying to get in to see an MD. One morning I woke up and couldn't move my neck without excruciating pain. That day was the first day that I ever went to a chiro and if you'd talked to me that day I would have said that they were miracle workers. Fixed me right up!

Keep calling around to different chiros for their fees. I don't know where you are from, it sounds like you may not be from the US?, but here, depending on how many chiros you have in a particular area, they do compete with one another based on price, unlike MDs. There are also some chiros around here who do not take insurance and their prices are much cheaper than the others. They just don't want to have to fool with the paper work and they deal with people who do not have insurance for chiropractic anyway. With HMOs being so prevalent, hardly anyone has chiropractic insurance like they used to, I know that I don't. There is also a wide difference from one chiro to the next in terms of philosophy, equipment, and expertise.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Old timer here, severe head pain kindspirit Spinal Cord Disorders 10 10-30-2008 03:22 AM
Severe pressure at the base of the skull swy05 Spinal Cord Disorders 0 08-13-2007 07:15 AM
severe neck and head pain purplepassion Open to All Other Health Topics 3 05-01-2006 02:57 PM
DDD and Spondlyosis of neck....SEVERE PAIN! zephyrqueen Arthritis 7 03-08-2006 07:32 PM
SEVERE neck pain LMHART Lupus 7 04-17-2005 08:50 AM
Severe neck & Back pain mely Back Problems 0 03-10-2005 02:36 AM
Question about Severe neck pain. Mark-Vn Back Problems 2 06-06-2004 12:47 PM
Anterior Cervical Fusion of C 5-6 6-7 Neck arkcheri Back Problems 10 04-17-2004 11:19 AM
Severe Pain, Please Help... Toxik Back Problems 7 08-19-2003 12:22 PM
Please Help, Severe Pain.... Toxik Exercise & Fitness 1 08-16-2003 06:14 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!