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I have had stiff necks for many years. My dad has DDD, osteoporosis, and has had a fusion in his lower back.
The stiff neck prob started with an injury i got at a job i worked at many years ago. i had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago. i am now 46. On Sep 7th of last year i got a stiff neck and was told i needed and MRI for DDD but i didnt get it done and a few days later my stomach was extended for about a week with gas. i had a scope but it didnt show much. Before April 22 i had another stiff neck then by April 22 i had pressure in my mid back section a few days later extreme spasming in my R ribcage area. The next day i was extended again with gas and i have also had constipation. every day sense i have had one prob after another such as: night sweats, chills, but no real fever, muscle spasms in entire back and R calf (extreme), numbness in my R hand and R knee area when awaking, twinges of pains lasting just a few seconds in different parts of my trunk area, weight loss, some headaches but not many, numbness in my left leg while riding in a car. Most of my symptoms are brought on by physical activity. My Dr says that i prob have a herniated disc but isnt to worried. he has been looking at my thyroid (normal) CT of abdomen and pelvic (normal) all blood work and urine from ER Dr's and Fam Dr all normal. My Family Dr wants to do another scope of my stomach. Can you help with any advice? Thank You


Answered by : ankukreja on Mon, 14 May 2012

Hi

Thanks for posting your query
Stiff neck if due to disc herniation will need management from a Neurosurgeon jointly with a spine surgeon

So first go for an MRI [ most of your symptoms point to root pains]

But if there is no herniation of the disc you may go for a muscle relaxant

Why go for scopy again when the previous one was normal

Constipation you can manage with high fiber diet and plenty of fluids

Hope this helps
Am available for followup queries
Get Well Soon


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