hi, iwas wondering if anyone else suffers from it. I get it in my neck and shoulders, its bad today. I was wondering, i you do, get it how you ease it. I do use heat cushions. Any ideas would help. Thanks in advance:cry:
Hi maclynn, I have arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Had it since I was 13 and now 33. Nice warm baths have been a godsend to me, sometimes even in the middle of the night when the pain is so bad.
I also bought a V pillow, this helps in bed to support your neck and shoulders.
Stress makes mine worse and so does my * week believe it or not, so if you are ever stressed do something or go somewhere that's allows you to relax.
Acupuncture also helped but that was in my spine because of spasms.
As for medicine, you can have herbal glucosomine & condroitin, it works for some not others. I'm on injections unfortuntely as mines too advanced for natural intervention. If yours is so severe that normal anti inflammatories such as the ones recommended on here don't help, see your GP and ask for a stronger one. I take arcoxia on top of my injections. It's one of the better ones I've tried.