PAIN IN THE NECK!!

nellie43
nellie43 Member Posts: 21
hi i had x-ray in jan on my neck it showed the facet joints had warn and loss of disc space at c5 and oa. i have pain in my neck constantly i would say 5-6 out of 10... but i then have these spells like now its 10 out 10..... agony i cry like a baby. the doctor has this time changed my tablets and last night i slept so fingers crossed these tabs are going to work.. what i was wondering is this in my neck as? doctor keeps telling me its my nerves that are causing me all this pain, my nerves are so imflamed..... but i had those nerve conduction tests and they were normal.. confused or what? i got pain in all my back,my feet, big toes, ankles,knees, hands, wrists,shoulders.. i also have all the time numb ends of my big toes,and right heel. but get numnbess ?? :?:

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  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,275
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Nellie43

    From what you have described it does sound like it is the nerves that are causing the different sensations of pain and numbness. When people have worn facet joints they sometimes tilt a lilltte and press on certain nerves to cause different sesations depending on which nerve it is. I'm so glad that your doctor has been able to give you medication that has enabled you to get some sleep as I'm sure lack of sleep makes everything feel so much worse.
    Here is a link to the ARC booklet called Pain in the Neck: http://www.arc.org.uk/arthinfo/patpubs/6024/6024.asp

    Perhaps it will help you in understanding what is going on. If you would like to speak to one of us please don't hesitate to give us a call.

    Best wishes

    Simona
  • nellie43
    nellie43 Member Posts: 21
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Nellie43

    From what you have described it does sound like it is the nerves that are causing the different sensations of pain and numbness. When people have worn facet joints they sometimes tilt a lilltte and press on certain nerves to cause different sesations depending on which nerve it is. I'm so glad that your doctor has been able to give you medication that has enabled you to get some sleep as I'm sure lack of sleep makes everything feel so much worse.
    Here is a link to the ARC booklet called Pain in the Neck: http://www.arc.org.uk/arthinfo/patpubs/6024/6024.asp

    Perhaps it will help you in understanding what is going on. If you would like to speak to one of us please don't hesitate to give us a call.

    Best wishes

    Simona
    THANKS FOR REPLYING for some reason it didnt put the rest of what i thought i had typed.. is normal with this, for the whole of the right side of my body to go numb and i mean every thing head included ?? its comes back after i move, but thats very painfull too when it all comes back. thanks x
  • michael7272
    michael7272 Member Posts: 11
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,275
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    THANKS FOR REPLYING for some reason it didnt put the rest of what i thought i had typed.. is normal with this, for the whole of the right side of my body to go numb and i mean every thing head included ?? its comes back after i move, but thats very painfull too when it all comes back. thanks x[/quote]

    Hi Nellie

    I can't really say if this is normal or not as everyones' experience is different. It sounds as though this numbness is causing you distress, so it may be worth stressing this to your doctor so that he/she can refer you to the relevant specialist. Have you considered asking for a referal to a pain clininc? They are specialists in pain management and should be able to explain what is going on in more detail that we can.

    Try and enjoy the sunshine today if you can where ever you are.

    best wishes

    Simona