Has anyone experienced extreme neck pain from psoritiic arthritis? Because I have had psoriasis for last last 28 years mostly 75% is on my head, ears and developed this extreme pain in my neck about 8 months ago I have been diagnosed with psoritiic arthritis. This is really bad, hard to sleep upon waking my neck is so stiff can hardly move, it does get better through the day but is sore, then I dread going to sleep and starting the process all over. My doctor wants to get me on Humira but… read more
My rheumatologist suggested sleeping with a neck pillow made with the beads, not memory foam. Cloudz is the one I ordered from Amazon. Although I don't use it every night as suggested, I do use it at least 3 times a week and my neck always feels better when I do.
Hey David, do what you think is good for you. that is what I do or do research or ask questions just saying. As of now ever since I told my Derm. to put me on an Antibiotic for skin disease for that is what I have they did not want to but they did and I have been pain-free with my feet and they are a lot clearer at least I can walk now. As far as my neck, spine, and head goes I have severe arthritis Psoriasis, and seeing a Rheumatology and Pain Center. Praying that will give me some relief. I was depressed when I flared up, scared the hell out of me but not anymore, a dark place to be in. God bless us all. Hugs
Update: Just went to my derm doc today. After some studies she told me she believes that because of the psoriasis being so inflamed across the back of my head that the inflammation is pressing against nerves in my neck. She did not say anything about "ablation" or any kind of injection she just said all the more reason she wanted to get me on humira as she believes this biologic will help me. She is appealing to my insurance.
Thank you all for your responses.
Whatever you do, DO NOT have ablations done. I’ve noticed that many doctors won’t call it by that name anymore, they just call it an injection. But you have to tell them EACH TIME that you refuse to have an ablation.
An ablation is when they burn the nerve. Well guess what? The nerve grows back each time, but with scar tissue. This will only multiply your pain 10X in the long run. I learned from personal experience, and then did lots of research.
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