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Chronic shoulder, neck pain, headache. Taking solpadeine. History of ankylosis spondylitis. Cure?

Over the last 3 years I have suffered with chronic shoulder and neck pain which results in a banging headache . Sometimes I get pins and needles throughout the neck and shoulders. I have a stressful job and work at a computer most of the day. Getting up to visit other areas of the business. Relief is gained through massage which is really painful. I have Ankylosis Spondylitis but I understand that only causes problems with the lower back. Is there anything I can do as I am constantly taking Solpadeine which stops the headache but leaves me feeling fuzzy?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Hi, thank you for posting at Health Care Magic.

Well, all your complaints are caused by a vertebral column injury. In your case we are dealing with cervical spondylosis. This disease has its symptoms that are neck pain(this can be spread from your shoulder to your hands, in chest and back), dizziness and loss of balance.
To verify your neck injury you should make a neck X-ray, Fibrinogen test and a complete blood test.
The treatment will contain non steroidal anti inflammatory, for example Meloxicam 15mg a day, for 7-10 days. This medicine relief your symptoms, so should not use Solpadeine anymore.
Also I recommend physiotherapy, and consult your neurologist.

Best wishes,
Dr. Behar Greca.
Answered: Sun, 1 Dec 2013
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