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How can i prevent from being stiff everyday

I have two slipped discs in my neck, I'm stiff, sore everyday. I would like to know how I can prevent that from happening


  • Hello Kim, 

    I had two level acdf three months ago.  I am stiff, stiff and more stiff all the time.  I wish someone would tell us both what to do.  Tell you what though, would never have had this surgery if I knew what I know now.  I manage now with Ice, meds stretching and a whole lot of crying.  The best description I can say about the stiffness is like someone threw a heavy wet blanket across my neck and shoulders and it is just weighing me down.  How does that sound to you?

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  • dilauroddilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,099
    Its been close to 40 years dealing with the stiffness.   Most of the time, its at its worst in the morning.  
    Each person has a different situation.  I am dealing both with spinal surgeries, joint surgeries and advancing Osteoarthritis.

    For the spine, its following approved stretching and simple exercises from my therapist.  For the rest, I am using some natural herbs plus various foods that help with inflammation.

    Still, the best.   When I wake up, IF I had about 1 hour before I actually had to get out of bed, that would provide a good head start on the day
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