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Hello fellow spinal sufferers

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,000
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi- My god, I thought I was all alone in my suffering! It is so great to get to a place where people are going through the same decisions and pain that I am having to endure. I do not mean for one moment that I would wish my pain on others because that is absolutely not tru. I am just giddy at the thought that I can read about other's experiences and gain a better understanding of my options.
I am 45 y.o. and have had neck, shoulder and cervical pain which started when I was 18 years old. I finally discovered about pain cycles and am presently in the middle of a very bad pain cycle. I can totally relate to what someone was saying on one posting where they were happy one day and then realized about half way through the day that they were having a good pain day without as much pain as normal. I feel this way often and my pain colors my moods and my outlook. I have to rest my head frequently because the simple act of holding my head up causes tingling and pain that is off the charts. it begins about 30 minutes after I arise in the morning and continues all day until I rest my head.
Anyway, I am so thankful that I found this place and am excited that I have found a place where I can be understood and can understand the lingo and the dilemmas. Thanks for letting me join.


  • We know exactly what you mean about being happy to find us. We were all in your shoes at one time or another. I am so sorry to hear of your struggle. I used to have the neck pain where I could not hold my head up so I can relate to how horrible that can be. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing you around the forum.
  • it felt great to me when i first found spine health forums, it was a great relief because i was thinking after surgery my pain should of just gone away and i was kinda uneasy telling people about it. hope u find some useful info to go along with your tests and doctors appointment. another thing i found out here is the the specifics of my surgery as i didnt know what acdf meant. u must get a medal for enduring your pain for 27 years.
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry to read of your suffering. it can be a comfort to find like minded people like you have here. we have a "Neck Problems" forum you might want to look into. please make yourself at home and know you are not alone. :H good luck with your pain treatments. Jenny :)
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