That's where my worst pain is - and I had neck surgery last summer and for a while I was pain free - but the FB started in the fall, and its all in the neck and shoulder and down into my hand. I use heat and medication and found when I was doing some shoulder and arm exercises (very mild) that it helped get the blood moving. I do gentle stretches and relaxation exercises every day too.
Yea same my neck and shoulders are so bad all the time. Iv had lots of physio and nothing seems to help my shoulders are constantly rock solid and I realized parts of my spine are also extremely tender..
Thank you for replying. This is the first time iv posted on here and I'm so greatful tht u understand I feel like I'm on my own with this.
Yes, neck and shoulders are constantly tight and painful. Gentle stretches and gentle massage can help but I find that it's only temporary. I'm still looking for a solution - I guess it's just one of those fibro things! Stay positive. You're not alone.
hi, yes, same problem area here too. I take tramadol for all over pain plus use Frieda magnesium cream locally on the shoulder and neck. I also have dry needling treatments once or twice a year. FYI I'm on medicare so if doctor approves that therapy is paid. Some other insurances also pay for that therapy I'm told. it's a little uncomfortable while getting done but relaxes the muscles and eases pain for a few weeks.
Thank you everyone I will definitely look up dry needling. I'm so glad iv joined this forum I dont know anyone our FB does everyone else have chronic fatigue syndrome as iv been diagnosed with both. I'm finding it hard to adjust to a new life with these.