cervical spondylosis

cas1971
cas1971 Member Posts: 24
i have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis of the neck its soo painful i have been prescribed strong pain killers as i an illergic to anti inflammatorys would using a tens machine help this conditon.

Thanks caroline

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  • daylily
    daylily Member Posts: 619
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    cas1971 wrote:
    i have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis of the neck its soo painful i have been prescribed strong pain killers as i an illergic to anti inflammatorys would using a tens machine help this conditon.

    Thanks caroline
    the short answer is yes, tens machine, wheat bags and i use a silk scarf when neck very bad. it's surprising the difference the scarf alone makes and of course you can wear it outside. scarves very trendy at moment too
    xx
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,786
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    cas1971 wrote:
    i have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis of the neck its soo painful i have been prescribed strong pain killers as i an illergic to anti inflammatorys would using a tens machine help this conditon.

    Thanks caroline

    Hi Caroline

    In addition to DDs suggestion you may also like to have a look at our 'Coping with Pain' booklet which you can down load from this link: http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Booklets or send us a PM with you full name, age and postal address so we can send you an information pack.

    Here is another useful information link: http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis_information/arthritis_types__symptoms/neck_pain-1.aspx

    Hope that hlps

    Best wishes

    Simona
  • cas1971
    cas1971 Member Posts: 24
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Many thanks guys i went and bought one and it helps a bit but only while your wearing it .

    Thanks caroline
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,077
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Caz

    i got it too :(

    Heat and ice I agree help no end. Have never tried my tes but have one :shock: silly me!

    Also taking painkillers regularly. Not sleeping on too many pillows or trying just a rolled up handtowel in you neck?

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Love

    Toni xx
  • cas1971
    cas1971 Member Posts: 24
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Caz

    i got it too :(

    Heat and ice I agree help no end. Have never tried my tes but have one :shock: silly me!

    Also taking painkillers regularly. Not sleeping on too many pillows or trying just a rolled up handtowel in you neck?

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Love

    Toni xx
    Hi Toni

    Its a right downer at times

    i done just 20 mkins of ironing about a week ago and left me in such a mess had to get some diazepam to get me moving again.

    The tens machine is ok but only helps for a short while :(

    how long have you had it for?

    Caroline x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,077
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Caroline

    I've had it for ages but dont use it enough - its a bit of a faff isnt it? :(

    Poor you ironing is a bit of a no-no isn't it?

    Try ten minutes at a time more than once a day instead?

    Or ironing WITH the tens on?! If it works please let me know.

    Is yours two or four pads?

    Love

    Toni xx
  • cas1971
    cas1971 Member Posts: 24
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Caroline

    I've had it for ages but dont use it enough - its a bit of a faff isnt it? :(

    Poor you ironing is a bit of a no-no isn't it?

    Try ten minutes at a time more than once a day instead?

    Or ironing WITH the tens on?! If it works please let me know.

    Is yours two or four pads?

    Love

    Toni xx


    Hi Toni

    mine is a two pad i wil give that a try when im doing my next attempt at ironing xx

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