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Arthritis board


I am a polio survivor who has been in a wheelchair since I was 2 yrs old. I am now 54 and have had problems with my neck for the past 15 yrs. My doctor told me after reviewing Xrays that my neck is full of arthritis because of the polio and at times not enough blood is getting to my brain causing the periods of dizziness. These periods mostly come on immediately after waking up in the morning. My guess is there are nights when I just don't lay right and get my neck all screwed up for a few days.
I have been feeling lousy for the last two days because of this. Just leaning over in my wheelchair will bring on the dizziness. Driving my van is a real joy when feeling like this as I have to be careful not to jerk my head to fast to bring on a spell. I try to keep my head perfectly still just using my eyes and the mirrors.
I am currently taking 350 mg of carisoprodol 4 x's a day everyday which helps somewhat but when it gets bad like it currently is, I just have to wait it out and try to make sure I sleep in a good position.
Was just wondering if anyone had any other thoughts or remedies as I am open to anything.

Thanks,

Kevin