Chronic Neck Pain-Headaches-Shoulder Pain???

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  1. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 11 years ago

    Chronic Neck Pain-Headaches-Shoulder Pain???

    What could cause the neck to hurt BADLY for years, on and off? When I have this neck pain, I get horrible head aches, shoulder pain, dizziness, light headedness, short of breath, and so very very tired. I've had x-rays and CAT scans... Even blood work. What the heck could this be!? No doctor can tell me. Its so depressing. I thought, maybe its a vitamin deficiency, but they would have seen that it the blood work! right? I don't know what to do anymore. My relationship is going down the drain, I'm crying every other day, my anxiety is out of control... I don't know what to do!

  2. njmanura profile image86
    njmanuraposted 11 years ago

    Is is responding to pain killers such as acetaminophen, may be you are having migraine

  3. stars439 profile image60
    stars439posted 11 years ago

    I am not a doctor, but don't give up on the medical experts. Sounds to me like your under a lot of stress, but I am not a doctor.

    Stress can be a bad thing. Are you happy with your job ? If your not can you somehow get a better one ?

    Sometimes it takes time for doctors to find out what you need. I do know that our bodies need rest, sleep, the right kind of food, and not a lot of presure situations. A person will feel tired if he or she needs rest, and sleep.

    Whatever is upsetting you needs to be dealt with in your life.

    God Bless you, and hope you will feel better.

  4. gifty1 profile image59
    gifty1posted 11 years ago

    It might be a neck sprain  maybe from an accident. But its quiet odd that doctors don't know what's wrong with you. I used to have cronic neck pains and headaches, blurry vision and all of your symptoms. My doctor told me It was a neck spasm and gave me prescribtions. It didn't work as expected. I also had a chiropracter adjust my spine but the pain kept coming back.
    after all this I came to a realization  that  some of my daily activities were the cause of my pain and since I kept doing them there was no way the pain would stop. I have been in your situation before, and I will suggest that you take a second look at your activities- This includes your neck position whiles watching tv, falling asleep in the counch and even the weight of you purse could also be a cause.

    I hope this helps.

  5. wendi_w profile image62
    wendi_wposted 11 years ago

    I have had a number of issues with my neck and shoulders, many are from injuries but it flares up so bad at times. I found my purse was one of the issues, as was my job at a call center, I simply spent too much time hunched over a computer and it would cause spasms. I started getting acupuncture and massage done every two weeks. Acupuncture   can be amazing for chronic pain. This with regular visits to a chiropractor every couple of months helped immensely. Yoga and meditation can sometimes help with headaches and neck pain as well.

  6. Rooskaya profile image42
    Rooskayaposted 11 years ago

    I have similar troubles. Doctors can't do anything about it except for giving you prescriptions and suggesting you physiotherapy which really didn't work out for me. So, I decided to try pranayam. Believe it or not, once I start doing pranayam my headache disappears within 5 minutes. Please don't cry, I have suffered a lot and took a lot of painkillers every day. Please check for yoga and pranayam. Please practice it under supervision of an expert only. I am sure it will certainly help you. It does take a long time but it will work. I am sure. Wish you good luck and fast recovery..

  7. jacqui2011 profile image81
    jacqui2011posted 11 years ago

    You are obviously suffering and it doesn't help with the added strain and stress which is affecting your relationship. If I were in your shoes I would be back at my doctor and asking for a referral to try physiotherapy or a chiropracter. Stress can bring on headaches and neck ache too, so this won't be helping. You should try talking to someone about the anxiety that you are feeling because there is help out there. I did suffer from anxiety when my marriage broke down and my doctor was amazing, I got in touch with a counsellor to talk about things and I was put on a mild anti-depressant which really helped. I was on them for around a year and I can honestly say it was the best thing I could have done. See your GP and talk openly about how you feel. Best of luck.

  8. Dr. Haddox profile image59
    Dr. Haddoxposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes mainstream medical approaches to neck pain, headaches and shoulder pain do not work as well as alternative approaches. I have read the other answers to your question and I am happy to see that people are thinking right when they are sharing advice with you.
    The suggestions, recommending alternative modalities such as yoga, pranayam, acupuncture, massage, and meditation are good ideas. Also, as suggested, a chiropractor may be able to help you. There are also great naturopactic doctors out there, many of them also practicing chiropractors.
    Don't give up until you find relief. Finding the right help is not easy many times. God bless you.
    Dr. Haddox

  9. nakhit_x profile image61
    nakhit_xposted 11 years ago

    try chaing in life style
    sleep well
    eat well
    drink well

    and try some accupuncture
    or aulternative methods

  10. povmang profile image60
    povmangposted 11 years ago

    You did everything already such as blood test, x-ray, CT scan and found nothing wrong with you. But symptom is still happening to you and you feel that you lack of vitamin. If you feel like this, you should do blood test to find vitamin deficiency.

  11. hotwebideas profile image65
    hotwebideasposted 11 years ago

    I have been experiencing this pain for the last 2 years and I can say that it is because of the way I watch TV, turning my head.

  12. Matt Stark profile image62
    Matt Starkposted 11 years ago

    You might try things such as Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, or Accupuncture.  I would ensure you get expert advice on exercises and stretches to work on daily.  You might consider lifestyle changes too.  All the symptoms you describe may relate to stress, but the key word in your question is Chronic.  Sometimes the body gets really good at feeling pain and then a normal stimulus may be interpreted as painful.  You can ask your physician for a referral to a chronic pain program or specialist.  They might have some new ideas, different medications, and there is generally a team approach including a physician, a physical therapist, and a psychiatrist.

  13. Nadeeshan301 profile image66
    Nadeeshan301posted 11 years ago

    In my opinion you may be having a tension headache due to excessive strain to your neck muscles. This may be caused by adoption of bad postures at work and especially while being on the computer or laptop.

    If you are interested go through my hub on headache!!

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