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Neck pain

I've been diagnosed with axel Spondyloarthritis and have been getting neck pain so bad that it makes me physically sick ill become nauseous and then end up throwing up and it's usually at night when I've had a long day when stretching my neck it sometimes pops really bad and that makes it initially better but then worse I told my Rumatology Dr and she wants another MRI since it's been 2 years since my last one my pain Mngt Dr and my cardiologist thinks that I may have an issue with my Vegus nerve have anyone had experience with the neck pain and sickness and or the vegus nerve issues I also have hemangioma at t3

  1. I've recently been diagnosed with seronegative axial spondyloarthropathy. A year ago, I was experiencing severe numbness in my left arm and hand, tons of neck pain, and severe headaches. It ended up being a herniated disk in my C5. Was brutal and totally fixed after surgery. My new rheumatologist, who I love, said it was most likely connected to SpA.

    Writing just to share some solidarity and say that there are paths forward!

    1. I'm ok my Ra Dr is sending me to a spine specialist

    2. Thanks for checking in. I'm thankful that I finally (after 11 years) have a diagnosis. Going to start Sulfasalazine as a first med try - I had a rough relationship with Humira about 7 years ago (made me quite routinely sick with infections, colds, etc.), so we're hoping to find a middle ground between NSAIDs and biologics.

  2. - Just wanted to touch base with you. How's the neck pain been lately? I was curious if you've received any other responses. I'm sorry there hasn't been much activity around your question. I hope you've seen some improvement over the past month. Sending you my best wishes. Rebecca (team member)

    1. it been horrible I hate it but ice and heat helps and I also have a appointment with my PCP about getting on a different muscle relaxer since the Tizanidine has become ineffective I've been on it for 12 years so it's understandable

    2. I have been on that muscle relaxant and others. The best I have found, and was recommended by my neurologist, is cyclobenzaprine. Maybe you can speak with your physician about the best choice of relaxant for your pain. Hopefully, it will begin to lessen the increasing pain you have. I do understand. Sending healing your way. Rebecca (team member)

  3. Hello - It sounds like you're dealing with a complex interplay of symptoms, and it's positive that your pain management doctor and cardiologist are considering various possibilities, including the potential involvement of the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve plays a crucial role in regulating many bodily functions, including those related to pain perception and gastrointestinal issues. Neck pain and associated symptoms like nausea can sometimes be linked to vagus nerve dysfunction. Here's a link to one of our articles that may help you understand this process

    I've read of cases where issues with the vagus nerve can contribute to neck pain and related symptoms. It's essential to work closely with your healthcare team to explore this possibility further through diagnostic tests and evaluations. They can provide personalized guidance and treatment options tailored to your specific situation.

    In the meantime, keeping track of your symptoms and any triggers or patterns you notice is important. This information can be valuable for your healthcare providers in refining their assessment and treatment plan.

    You're not alone in this journey. It seems your professional physicians are committed to helping you find relief and improve your quality of life. I certainly hope others chime in - would love to their experiences with dizziness, nausea, vomiting, neck pain, as well as vagal nerve issues.

    Thoughtfully, Rebecca (team member)

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