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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Can anyone out there help me out here , i am going through some neck pain and stiffness , i cannot turn my head without turning my body also . This pain is so bad it radiates up to my head , its funny it started at my lower back then it moved up to the back of my neck. I have been to emergency room where they told me it was lower back pain and that i needed to LOSE weight as i am 40 pounds overweight . Also gave me tramadol 100mg which makes the pain 'bearable " and as soon as the effects start running out i am in pain once again . I cannot take the muscle relaxer as i am at work and it might make me sleepy . Any suggestions on how to lessen this pain and what it might be ? I was diagnosed with arthritis of the lower back two years ago but i never had such awful pain and i hate taking these pills they make me very grouchy !

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Re: Pain in neck and shoulder blades

Hi, welcome to the Boards. Sorry your having such trouble. Believe me I say this very gently, being overweight can cause back/neck pain. Have you considered going to a specialist to have your condition diagnosed? That would probably be the safest next step. The Tramadol that they've put you on is a very dangerous drug, so please be careful with it. It's very addictive, can cause grand mal seizures, is extremely hard to detox off of, if you get hooked on. It also has anti-depressive properties so you can't take any other psych meds with it, including herbals, you could get Serotonin Syndrome. If you have a Primary Care Doc, you could go to them and have them refer you to a specialist, that doc could do x-rays, scans or an MRI to find out what's going on with your neck.

It will be very hard for anyone here on the boards or even friends or family to tell you whats causing your neck problems, it could be so many things, and everyone is different when it comes to neck and back pains.

Take care,


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