My neck/C-spine is burning!!.PLZ READ AGAIN! PRESURE HURTS!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by saphire27, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    IT FEELS LIKE PRESSURE TOO...IT'S BEDTIME 4 ME NOW, IT'S MUCH WORSE, IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY, DIDN'T GET ANYTHING DONE!I'LL HAVE DAYS THAT IT FEELS REAL INTENSE, AND OTHERS THAT IT ONLY MILDER!

    My upper spine at my neck & going just below is
    BURNING AGAIN!!! Oh my Gosh! & it's been making a crunching noise lately with i turn my head or stretch my neck.

    I can feel each bone in that area, without touching it. It feels hot to the touch too! Oh gosh, i never noticed how warm it is until i felt another part of my back and compared it to the warmth of the hurting area.

    This has been going on for awhile, but not more than 2 months. I'm too tired just to run to my doctor evrytime something comes up.Besides i'll have to take ALL 3 kids with me.and probally won't get to see but a nurse.

    I will bring this up in feb, when i see my own doc.
    BUT FOR NOW CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE THIS FEELING TOO? please?

    saph

    ALSO SCROLL DOWN TO MY LAST REPLY I FORGOT TO ADD IN THE OSTEO BIT....

    My edit: my head also feels HEAVY.... like i want to rest the back of my head on my neck/back. I hope you know what i mean...
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  2. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    Burning heat and the noise.

    Doctor has told me that its part of my FM and my osteo arthritis.

    Sue
  3. amejia

    amejia New Member

    My back hurts from top to bottom, and yes it burns so bad sometimes. Right now it midback right where my shoulder blades are. I dont know if it is actually warm, I cant reach. And yes again my neck crunches terrible, if someone is right next to me they can hear it and it does hurt sometimes. So far nothing seems to help, and for me the burning feeling hurts as much as my lower back SI pain...


    Angie
  4. LollieBoo

    LollieBoo New Member

    There's no sense in messing around with your spine- especially that high up! Heat and swelling around any joint is worth a dr. visit. FM will not cause that. Please get a friend to watch your kids or even to come with you and corral them for you.

    If it were me? I'd go to ER or Urgent Care Clinic so that imaging and testing would be done immediately, instead of being scheduled for a month later!

    Good luck, Saph- and God Bless!
    Lollie
  5. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Saph:
    I have terrible crunching and pain in my neck. Mine is caused by damage to the C-Spine. Have you had any injuries in that area. I am not saying that is what it is, but it is food for thought. Feel better!
    Hugs,
    NyroFan
  6. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    and the crunching sounds. I try and do "windmills" as part of my stretching and you can hear the crunching across the room. At one stage the burning turned into numbness for about two mnonths, which then went to my neck and face (numbness) but that went away too.

    I don't stay on computer too long as this makes neck worse. Crom
  7. MamaDove

    MamaDove New Member

    I have OA inmy cervical spine and had recently replied to the post started by WakeMeUp about the cracking...

    I recently started these new things where I feel I can actually feel the vertebrae individually and they burn and crackle...OMG it's awful!!! The feeling is so distinctive, it's like closing your eyes and visualizing each little bone, spur, nerve outlet, etc...Really wierd!

    I just got off the phone with one of my docs cause this new thing has been occuring since I started prednisone for my IBD...I am so darn weak, fogged out, wiped out PLUS all these bone/joint pains...UUUGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

    Hope you can get some answers soon~Alicia
    PS, just looked at your profile and saw two beautiful babies sitting so nice...Made me smile!!![This Message was Edited on 01/26/2006]
  8. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    I can feel each vertabrea too, but not in my mid back, just lumbar & high up, to the neck.It makes me queezy.

    I wish i knew what cuases it for sure. I've never had a neck injury. Is a lumbar punture the same as a spinal tap? which can dianose more or better.?

    Thanks ladies!

    anyone else know anything about this?

    lots of luv
    saph
  9. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

  10. kim813

    kim813 New Member

    Are you hurting in the spine area, or thoracic rib area?

    Sounds like the same thing as I have been putting up with too,
    but mine feels like it is in the rib cages from under my arms all the way down to my waist and wrap around to my spine the whole length of the thoracic area. I almost feel as if muscles and fascia that is being torn and causing the horrific burning pain. I have had multiple MRI and CT scan. Have minimal bulge with out inpingment at C 3-4, so that is not what is causing it. I will say, that I was diagnosed with Fibro in 1979, but after time had neruo /visual/balance problems that kept worsening over time. Finally went to a specialist that diagnosed Lyme disease. No other doctor was ever as thourough in evaluation. Unfortunatley because it went undiagnosed for so long some of the damage may be permanet. I would urge Fibro patients to research Lyme, there usually is something underlying that is causing the Fibromyalgia.
    I attended a symposium that was for doctors and was shocked at how many patients are actually being mis diagnosed. The symptoms of Fibro are so simlar to many other auto-immune illnesses.

    Have any of you tried Lidoderm patches? Doesn't take away all the pain but makes life a little more easier. Also Bath therapy and soak!!! Have you tried trigger point injections from pain managment or had any docs check to see if there is a lot of spasming going on?
    Sorry this is so long, but it just sounds so familar...

    Hope you can get relief soon!!
  11. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    BUMP
    i haven't had trigger piont injections,I've had faucet joint injections in the L4 & L5 which was a waste of money & painful... but doctors to know i have many knots/ spasms in my back & neck.

    I will get doc to check for lyme, i do have DDD in my lumbar spine,spondylosis too, i guess which is spinal arthritis, but have osteoperosis& osteoarthritis too. Can THAT make the painful burning in the C spine?hmmm...

    This and my leg burning pins & needles weakness i get some burning in my arm too, this is ALL on left side.gosh, i'm like that saterday night live girl "debbie downer!"..well actually i'm really NOT! If i can just get these two things figured out, then maybe get some good A$$ sleep, i'll be able to deal with the other fm symptoms so much better!

    Thanks to all of you!!!

  12. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    I'VE EDITED A FEW TIMES NOW..

    IT JUST INTENSIFYS..I THINK MY BODY IS NOW TELLING ME GO LAY DOWN,SO I WON'T HAVE TO HOLD MY HEAD UP.

    HELP?
  13. dancingstar

    dancingstar New Member

    ...having trigger point injections? I don't know about anyone else, but I l-o-v-e Dr. Holtorf at FFC. He's making me feel better. He gave me trigger point injections in my neck and shoulders in the area that always hurts (two days ago). I worked out yesterday, and I woke up okay this morning. No residual neck pain from hell.

    Dr. Holtorf seems to understand why I am feeling so cruddy and has been systematically working on my problems, slowly.

    My neck felt like yours does a couple of days ago. Can you go to someone for some trigger point shots? They may really help. I do hope you feel better soon.
  14. debfee11

    debfee11 New Member

    I know what you mean about feeling like you complain all the time. I try so hard to not moan and groan when I get up or move around. I am really an up=beat person who was always the life of the party. Now I'm the biggest party pooper not going out because I'm just in so much pain all the time. Anyway I've been on 600 mg neurontin 4X day and it does help with many of the skin type pains like numbness,tingling. and esp that burning feeling. It makes the burning tolerable. But the crackling in your upper bk and neck should be checked if for nothing else but to rule out something more serious going on in your upper spine.Also my chiropractor doesn't want me on meds either.I did try his way for a long and painful time but since I'm the one with pain I'll decide for myself if I need meds. Good luck honey..love Deb p.s. going to bed now
  15. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    you should check any new symptoms with your doctor.IF i PRESS any part of my body my neck crackles. The severe pain in my back is what made me get serious about getting a diagnosis.Linda