Welcome to my neck pain story.

This is my online journal of the struggle to overcome neck pain which developed into a herniated disc between C5-C6 and ultimately neck surgery.  I have no medical qualifications or expertise.  My intent is to personally track my own journey and in so doing, to share it with others who are at some point in their own neck pain journey.  Perhaps you will learn from my experience, or will be able to add a comment that will in turn help others.

If you are reading this, then you probably already have or know someone close to you who has neck or back pain.  I wish you well.  For me, this has definitely turned into a marathon and not a sprint, which I originally was hoping for.  Good Luck to you.







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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Keeping my joints healthy
Zyflamend Supplement ImageGreetings, and it's been a while since my past posting, but I wanted to share a combination of natural supplements I have been using for almost 2 years now that is working wonders in keeping my joints supple so I don't feel like a squeaky door.  If this is your first visit, at the bottom and reading up, you'll learn about my C5-6 herniated disc and the surgery I had.  My joints are the weak spot in my overall health.  Not sitting at a computer all day I believe has helped immensely. In my business designing jewelry I make sure I am moving around and not stagnating in ine position all day. (Visit ElegantEarCuffs.com)


About 2 years ago I started taking Zyflamend, a natural supplement of which the biggest ingredient is ginger.  This helped to bring down the stiffness caused by inflammation in my joints.  However, it wasn't quite enough.  In a discussion with our local whole foods store, I decided to try cod liver oil as I was told that this will lubricate the joints, so to speak, and with the Zyflamend will be the best combination.  About 30 days later I noticed significant decrease in the remaining stiffness, to the point that it was almost like I was completely back to normal!


Arctic Cod Liver Oil ImageAmazon has the best prices I have found, especially when you sign-up for the regular shipment.  The cod liver oil I get from our local grocery store.  It has a lemony flavor which I don't like so I suck a chocolate chip and that makes the experience more palatable.


I would rather take a different product than cod liver oil since we are fast running out of fish, but I believe this brand is a combination of different fish.  The important thing is to take a quality brand that is not tainted with pollutants in the water. 


I have also gone on a diet recently.  The weight was slowly increasing and I have a very small bone structure.  Those extra 20 lbs were well distributed, but I was starting to feel it.  With the loss of weight I feel much better, lighter and I can tell my joints really appreciate it. 


Good luck. And let me know what you take.  All the best, Fiona 

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Here I am 1 year after surgery, in the Fall of 2009.  Happy days; a far cry from my pain one year earlier.  Below you can view a closeup of my scar.



My scar 1 year after surgery
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My scar after neck pain surgery.  Dr. Albert explained to me that access is much simpler going through the front of the neck and eliminates cutting through any muscle which would extend recovery time.  In fact, he told me that it is possible to use a finger and push through the neck to the back of the neck or spine.  Read my Blog entry about how I prevented any ugly scarring on my neck using ReJuveness silicone and scar cream.  It really works!

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