Pain in the Neck

I woke up this morning with a crick in my neck. Hurts to turn my head left. I slept really well, at least I thought I did. I must have had my head turned at an awkward angle or else was shaking my head a lot in my sleep. Who knows! Hopefully tonight will get it straight again!

With my neck pain I started thinking of animals with long necks. Can you imagine a giraffe getting a crick in their necks?

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I wonder if swans ever have problems with their necks. Perhaps that is what makes them bite sometimes, their necks are aching!

Do flamingos necks ever ache?

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What about the poor ostrich ? What is his neck gets a crick when buried in the sand!

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Yes, my neck may hurt, but I think I am better off than these animals, and better off than my husband! He likes to say that he gets a crick in his neck when he has to bend down to me. He is a little over a foot taller than me. I may get a crick in my neck when sleeping, but I don’t have to worry about bending! πŸ™‚

24 thoughts on “Pain in the Neck

  1. I somehow believe that all of these animal’s long necks are more flexible and not as given to cricks as those with the shorter necks and a more limited flexibility. There is much to be said for shorter necks, consider the turtle. “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” – James Bryant Conant. Thank-you!

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      • I know neck pain too well. I’ve had two surgeries where they’ve needed to go in through the back of the neck – same area for both. And until just recently I was told from my Neuro that since they removed a disc on the top of the spine, it’s caused it to collapse, hence the pain I feel. ‘The top shape of my spine is normal, on an 80 year old – not so much for someone my age’ – Neuro’s words. ‘Excuse me while I throw up’ – My words! They attempt to alleviate something while something else give out.

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      • OH MY! So sorry that you have had to deal with so much. I get neck pain a lot, but fortunately have never needed surgery on it.
        I hope things can start looking up for you soon as far as your health goes!!

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