Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Kate, Community Member, asks

Q: I have arthritis in C5,6 & 7. My neck & shoulders hurt especially at night. What will help?

I am 61 and very active but for some time now the back of my neck is very painful. When I turn my head I sometimes get a sharp pain, it only lasts a second but is very painful, I also frequently hear a tearing sound in my neck when I turn my head from side to side. An X-ray about 4 years ago showed arthritis in C5, 6 & 7. Stretching my neck in any direction is painful and the range of motion, especially sideways (ear to my shoulder) is virtually non-existent. My neck & shoulders are painful in the morning and sometimes the pain awakens me during the night. Would chiropractic care help? 

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Francisco, Community Member
5/30/09 6:10am

wow! I'm imagine waths terrible for you, i'm had the some problem, but sleep some times sit on my couch for 2 o 3 hrs and switch to sleep on my bed for anhoter 2 o 3 hrs works a litle more countivo, also i' tray to give away the stress.

P.D. I'm sorry for my spell, I'm learning English

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By Kate, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/04/12, First Published: 10/15/08