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Arthritis board

Hi, I do have arthritis of the neck. It took quite a few years of going thru pain and headaches before I found a Doc who had me get an x-ray of the neck, which of course showed arthritis. My neck would crack and make terrible noises when I turned it and also, I could only sleep on one side. I would wake up with terrible headaches everyday, actually, I still do. I also have fibromyalgia, so we are trying different meds to alleviate the pain. The only thing that seems to work for the neck is ibuprofen 800 mg, and muscle relaxers. I went to physical therapy, but it only made it worse. I go to my regular GP doctor, and a pain management doctor. I had blood tests for arthritis for years which came back negative so no one ever did anything for me until I found my doc that I have now, I love him for listening and not being afraid to send me for different tests. No, I don't think there is a cure for arthritis, only things that can alleviate its pain. I walk 5 miles a day and do a lot of stretching.

Ask you doc to have an x-ray taken of the neck, no need to go to a specialist and pay mor co-pays.