Neck and Back of Head Pain
I am new to the board so I will give you some background info. Fisrt I have fibromylagia, so I have pain everywhere. But as of the last 4 months I started having servere headaches that sent me to the emergency room. They said I was having migraines and they gave me a "cocktail" which helped very little. I saw a ENT doctor to check my hearing and sinus. All clear. I got a complete medical eye exam. He saw nothing to medically cause headaches. I then saw a Neurologist who treated me for migraines. Tried it for a week didnt help. I didnt believe I had migraines from the beginning. I complanied of pain in back of my head and neck all this time also. No bloodwork done. I did have a CT scan done with nothing found. So I tried going to a Chiropractor and getting adjustments and massages. The massages made my feel good but have not helped the neck and back of head pain. So I went to a Orthopedic doctor this past Friday. They took x-rays which showed I had Cervical Arth., bone spurs and a pinched nerve near C5. He gave me a low dose predisone pack to start with and told me to come back in three weeks. He mentioned Cervical Traction Therapy also. And I already know they want you to come 3 days a week and my co-pay is 35 dollars a pop. I cant afford that but I also cant keep on with this pain everyday. My job isnt helping Im sure. I sit all day long inspecting Printed Circuit Boards, so my head is at a slight angle all day. But again this is my livenhood so Im stuck.
I was interested in hearing from anyone who has the same condition that could advise me on their course of treatments. I was intertested in trying a at home traction unit (over the door model). Anyone had any experience with those. I would appreciate any helpful advice and in return I will do the same. Thanks so much! Tammy