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02/28/2008 08:44 PM

Heavy pressure in back of neck??

Garry
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I have this all the time.....any takers??
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02/29/2008 06:58 AM
sweetheartsuzee
sweetheartsuzee  
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Pick me! Pick me! Silly

Not only do I have stiffness, soreness and knots all across my tight shoulders, neck and back, but I have a 'heavy' head.

Also, I have this 'thing' that comes and goes...but wish it would 'go' more than it does.

It's a knot in my neck, on the right side, just beneath where my head and neck meet. It creates the WORST pain and when I push on it or have it massaged, I get a sharp pain just above my right eye. In the socket. Then, I push there and I can feel it in the neck again.

This pain is SO bad...it puts me in tears. I try everything from ice to heat to the rice bag to massage to bio-freeze to TRYING to sleep it off. But the pain is soo bad it makes me not able to sleep when it's happening.

Is this anything like you're talking about? Or do you mean just the heaviness, stiffness and constant pressure on the entire back of the neck? Cuz, I've got that as well!

Any ideas for relief???


02/29/2008 07:03 AM
psk
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Please, please, please don't take this the wrong way, but does it get worse If you're on the computer a while? Mine does.

psk


02/29/2008 07:21 AM
sweetheartsuzee
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Yes, mine gets worse when on the computer. But it also gets worse just being in the same position. Like watching T.V. (well, movies for me) but driving, etc. I am ALWAYS stretching or turning or bending my neck! Always!

03/16/2008 06:32 PM
cadburry
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I have this. I beleive this is whats causing my migraines. I have the knots and all that. My doctor says oh those are just swoolen glands, but I know better because in the past my neck muscles got really hard and lumpy and it was causing me to have migraines, and my old doctor put me on muscle relaxers andit made it all loosen up. Now I'm on a mild muscle relaxer, but it's not doing the trick.

03/16/2008 10:17 PM
Sandi

Suzee,

Could it be your occipital nerve?

I have what I call bowling ball head. It feels like my head is not supposed to be attached to my body and it feels so heavy that my neck cannot hold it up. (YOU KNOW LIKE YOUR HEAD IS TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR BODY) I hate that feeling.

Sandi


03/16/2008 10:22 PM
DoDo
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Don't you just love that detached feeling, I hate it!!

And Suzee, I know what you are feeling in the eye, have not been sleeping for days now because of it.


03/24/2008 01:44 PM
Garry
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Yep....bowling ball head! head feels like its gonna fall off! Has not happened yet though. My doc says c3 has slipped forward a bit - I am taking Lyrica....today I am in pain all over for some reason??? (Monday)??

04/01/2008 07:48 PM
DoDo
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Bowling ball head....hmmmm

I do think it is time to get more xrays done....or something....this is .....there is no words for it.....at least not any "ladylike" words.


11/17/2008 06:00 PM
mzshotze

OMG I get the SAME thing with migraines to boot!! I describe it like my head weighs 800 lbs,and my neck's a pencil,feel like a bobblehead doll. Mine happens to affect the left side of my head,and when it's bad,it affects the hand/arm on that side too.I am currently going to accupuncturist,which makes the other pains less,but so far hasn't helped with the head. She advised alternating heat and cold,but sounds like you've done that. I take hydrocodone to survive. Half to take one half a pill at a time,otherwise I couldn't function at work or to drive.
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