Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cervical Spondylosis

Here's a disease you never want to have. Cervical Spondylosis. It's osteoarthritis of the neck vertebrae. For the last two days I have had a headache and numbness and tingling in my left arm because of it. It's been like a two day hangover and I certainly did not do anything to deserve it.  Alcohol has not touched my lips.

The pain will start in my lower neck on one side or the other and gradually move up the back of my head eventually reaching the front. I am not sure what brings on the pain. Is it something simple like sleeping in an incorrect position? Is it related to how I sit at work? Or is this just going to happen from time to time regardless of measures I take to prevent it.

There is not much in the way of treatment for it. I am lead to believe that surgery can actually make it worse. Aspirin and acetaminophen will somewhat manage the pain, but it is always there lingering during the event. I have some residual numbness this morning in my left hand, otherwise I feel much better. Getting old is absolute hell you know that? The flesh is broken in more ways than I care to think about. I blame Eve for this. If I knew where she was buried, I'd dig her up and slap her. That might make my neck hurt though and I don't want to start that up again. Whatever. Maybe I can get some better drugs from the doctor. I wish this was Colorado. I would know exactly what to do.

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