Hi to all~ I have been very frustrated for awhile now. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago. I have also been told I have degenerative and osteo arthritis as well. Several years ago I had brain surgery and in the process they removed my occipital bone..at that time they just left it that way and put in no plate. My chiropractor has said that my neck is sinking into my spine. Along with all this my depression is escalated when I'm in pain.I had thought about applying for disability because my right hand which is dominant my fingers lock up, swell and my chiropractor told me I have scar tissue from the arthritis. I guess I'm looking for guidance..thanks for listening....View Thread
Hi Georgia Thanks for responding...I am 55 yrs old. Yes, in the past I have done physical therapy and it made it worse. Oh yes, warm water is def a miracle for the fibro..my husband took out the tub during a renovation 5 years ago, so yes I do miss that! When they didnt replace or put a plate in the (occipital bone supports your neck) it is shrinking and literally settles..I have a collar I wear if itgets too bad. My neurologist in Boston wanted to seee me but my insurance won't cover it...I am in the process of getting another specialist...hopefully they will help me...Thanks GeorgiaView Thread
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