Brief Medical History Overview
c4/c5 facet impingement
I had a c4/c5 facet impingment back in March this year and I wonder if you can tell me what causes it and how you can treat it.
Today for some reason it occurred again and it feels like I have this huge migraine at the base of my neck. My rotation is very limited when turning to the left and right. My physio has suggested that I try ice and minimise doing to much but rather than treating it, I'd like to understand how to prevent. I have also taken panadiene which sometimes helps but I always seem to get it mixed up as to whether I should take a pain killer first or an anti inflammatory like voltarin. The position which causes my neck the least pain is lying on my back.
The other thing is that I suffered a shoulder injury on my right shoulder and I know that because of the weakness in the right the left has to compensate quite a bit. I'm assuming that this also has a lot to do with the left side playing up.
Advice greatly appreciated.