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a lifetime of neck pain for as long as I can remember

Started by Kath1919Kath on 11/27/2017 10:08am

I've had this horrible neck pain all of my life, for as long as I can remember. It's comes on really fast, and is a hot shooting pain that goes up the side of back and side of my neck it lasts for a few minutes, and it happens and has happened often enough to notice for as long as I can remember. I tried to share this on another forum on here but for some reason I was barred from commenting. I was very much an abused child, my earliest memories of my mother were ones of dread and fear. She always settled everything with violence, if anything went wrong her reaction was to hit and hit and hit first, but that was the 1950s and 60s. And there was no such thing as Child Protective Services. And I was wondering if there is any research on adults who may have been shaken as infants.

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Hello, Kath1919Kath--thank you for taking the time to share your story with us. We are so incredibly sorry to read about your experience with child abuse. The pain you've dealt with is hard to imagine, and it's unacceptable that you had to endure that behavior.

We did a search of our content, and we found some information related to whiplash and shaken baby syndrome that you can read about here: ( Whiplash Animation ).

Have you seen a neurologist to see what might be causing that shooting pain your neck? The type of pain you describe--hot, shooting pain--sounds like a nerve-related symptom, and neurologists are best trained to identify and address that type of pain. If you need a source of qualified neurologists near you, our doctor finder tool is a great place to start your search: https://www.spineuniverse.com/locate/spe...

Lastly, physical and emotional pain are very much connected. The physical pain you endured as a child no doubt came with mental and emotional pain as well--and sometimes that mental and emotional pain lasts longer and causes even more problems than the physical. We invite you to check out our mental and emotional treatment content center: ( Depression is Connected to Back Pain ). You can also check out the links on the left side of the page to read more about how addressing all aspects of pain--mental, emotional, and physical--can help you live happier and healthier.

Kath1919Kath, we hope this information helps you. Please keep us posted on how you're doing. We wish you the very best!