Does anyone have pain alot right in the spine?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BonnieQ, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. BonnieQ

    BonnieQ Member

    I have always had pain in the neck area but also now I have been regularly getting pain that feels like it is right in the upper spine, right in the middle of my back around where the bra is and above. If I bend my neck down I can feel it all the way to my middle back. Anyone else?
    BonnieQ
  2. BonnieQ

    BonnieQ Member

    I have always had pain in the neck area but also now I have been regularly getting pain that feels like it is right in the upper spine, right in the middle of my back around where the bra is and above. If I bend my neck down I can feel it all the way to my middle back. Anyone else?
    BonnieQ
  3. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Bonnie:

    Yes, I also have pain in the spine. It started in my neck and has moved down my whole spine. I have pain in lots of other places, but my neck and spine is the worst and I have that the most. I have been seeing a fibro specialist for massage therapy, which has helped. They also showed me some stretching exercises to do at home, plus told me to put a pillow between my knees when I am lying on my side or under both knees when I am lying on my back at night. This helps to keep the spine in alignment in bed. It has helped some, especially with morning stiffness.

    Hope this helps.

    Ellen Comstock
  4. SharonR

    SharonR New Member

    If you can get one of those little round neck rolls try using that instead of a pillow. This sounds so famliar that I could cry. Try taking IP before going to bed, and yes, the pillow between your knees works too. I had this in the beginning, but it has disappeared.
    Smiles
    SharonR
  5. PAT

    PAT New Member

    I have for so long, said "My spine hurts so bad," and have had others say, well it's probably the muscles around it, etc... I would argue, no, the pain is right down the middle of my spine, like on the inside. And it is right where you describe. I have to be VERY careful when I sit in a hard backed chair. If I lean back suddenly, or the wrong way, when my spine touches it I could just scream bloody murder. And, I CANNOT lie flat on my back AT ALL. Well, finally two weeks ago my doc ordered X-rays and a CT of my spine, and I have Arthritis in my spine. Please ask for these tests, and don't just assume it's fibro pain! The doc had even told me that my blood work included the ANA for Arthritis and it came out negative! So, don't let them tell you blood work for arthritis is accurate!! Good luck, I feel your pain. I hope you have a good doc! Patti G
  6. teknival

    teknival New Member

    it may not work for you, but i read in a book somewhere that if you sleep on your back, if you put a rolled up pillow, towel or bolster under your knees it can help back pain. i tried it and it really worked for me. i'm still amazed by it now. it helps both my back and neck and feels like i'm sleeping in a new bed** (it is very old this bed i have**)
    if you sleep on your side, it's supposed to be good if you put the pillow in between your knees, it doesn't work for me but it helps my fiancee.
    and my fiancees physio says to make sure your pillows aren't too high or low, that it just fills the space between your bottom of your head and your shoulders so the spine stays quite straight instead of bending.
    if you're having back pain, when you're sitting upright, if you can you are supposed to put a rolled up towel in the small of your back, right where it curves in a little. this supports your back and helps keep the spine straight.
    my fiances got some cool exercises where we put his fingers on his chin and pushes his head back a little to straight his neck. and one where he pushes back his shoulders, holds for 10 seconds then releases. there not too bad either, helps strengthen your muscles-
    good luck anyway, (almost) anythings worth a try eh?
  7. TeresaBnGA

    TeresaBnGA New Member

    I have pain in that area too, especially during a flare. Nothing seems to relieve it and if I bend my neck it feels like electrical shocks going down my spine. One thing that helps sometimes is for my husband to put the butt of his hand on it and go in circles. But then within a few minutes it is hurting again. Too bad I can't clone my husband for things like that! haha!

    Soft hugs!
    Teresa :)
  8. sybil

    sybil New Member

    may be osteoarthritis,i have it in the thoractic area,near where my bra strap is.it is incredibly painful,especially when i lie down,but it has got worse since i had FM.
    if you have not had spinal Xrays,then i would ask your doctor,it may not only be FM that is the problem,

    sybilxxx
  9. majic

    majic New Member

    mine is at the bottom of my spine and goes down my left leg. i use a pillow a lot to sit. had mri and nothing shows doc says fibro. i still bring this up at my visits. majic
  10. BonnieQ

    BonnieQ Member

    I think most of mine is due to I have been sleeping on my left side and know I always have problems then. I have to sleep on my back or right side or else I am in pain! I use a buckwheat hull pillow that Ms. Dee recommended Bless her heart!!! Also she recommended the Birkenstock shoes that are fantastic!! But I will try the pillow under the knees again, but it seems weird to sleep like that. I have to hug a small pillow or else I really scrunch up at night my husband says and says no wonder I hurt so much! Teresa I also have my husband take his hand and push the sore spot, it hurts but feels better. If he isn't around I take a tennis ball and put it between me and the wall. I think I am hurting as I have been cleaning up a mess we made from remodeling a wall between our dining room and family room, my husband did the work, but WHAT A MESS! I think it finally caught up with me! OUCH! I hate this dd!!
    Bonnie
  11. LuvMeCritters

    LuvMeCritters New Member

    I always assumed mine was related to FM too and no pain med would help it. Also have the electrical shock across my left shoulder. Well last month I went for a lumbar MRI, which showed DDD w/bulging discs. Now I'm scheduled for a cervical MRI next week to see why this neck/shoulder pain is so unbearable. So, no it's not all FM related pain and should be checked out. I can't sleep on my stomach at all or I get the low back pain, which is a bummer cause I've always slept on my stomch. Now I roll a pillow and form it to fit under my neck and get some relief. Haven't tried it between the knees yet. I'll give it a whirl. Thanks for that advice. And good luck Bonnie, to finding some relief for your pain.

    Regina
  12. eeyore

    eeyore New Member

    MY NECK AND BACK HAVE BEEN REALLY BAD THIS WEEK. MY SPINE BONE GOING UP THE BACK OF MY NECK IS SO SORE TO TOUCH. THE OTHER DAY I ASK MY 13 YR. OLD SON TO RUB THE MIDDLE OF MY BACK BECAUSE THE PAIN WAS SO BAD. HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO GET ME A MASSAGE FOR MY BIRTHDAY, HE TRIES SO HARD TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER.THE LAST TWO NIGHT WHILE NOT BEING ABLE TO SLEEP I FELT ME LEGS GETTING NUMB I THOUGHT BECAUSE THE PAIN IN MY BACK.IT'S REALLY SCARY THAT ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS SOUND SO ALIKE BUT, THANK GOD WE HAVE THIS SITE TO SHARE OUR STORIES.