Neck pain

Morning all,

Hope you can help,i had a stroke 8 weeks ago tomorrow, ive been told im currently doing well each day, but the last week i have had awful pain in the back of my neck, im due an MRI scan tomorrow, to see if the hemorrhage has desolved.
Is this normal as i thought i was doing really well, as well as neck pain im having what i call a Fog Headache.

Thankyou any advice will be much appreciated :+1:

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@kermit69 good luck tomorrow with your MRI.

I have brain fog like a fuzzy head or hangover feeling. I always try to drink more water as we need extra hydration and a bit more rest before it turns into fatigue. Not sure if others agree but this is my routine.

Neck pain I’m not sure, but I have problems with the left side of my neck a sort of tightness and burning feeling or hot trickle sometimes. I’m not sure of your description but you can ask tomorrow or ask your GP. Or it could be your pillow I bought a special pillow to help my neck cannot remember the name but like a memory foam.

Kind regards


I had my stroke 4 weeks ago tomorrow and i noticed the same thing over the weekend as well. i have got the hospital on Monday and will be asking this question as well. Good luck with your MRI and i hope you get the answers you want.
Take care.

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Thankyou Lorraine,

Wish you well too.

I will mention it tomorrow when i go.


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Hi Neile,

Sorry to hear about your stroke too, heres to a good recovery.
Good luck on Monday wish you well.



Hello. I had a haemorrage over 2 years ago and get pain in my neck quite often! I had a scan recently all was ok. Consultant seemed unconcerned re pain. Could be neuropathic pain which can develop after a stroke or idiopathic (unexplained) pain. Trouble is any pain can be make you think (quite naturally) something is wrong - as I can vouch for! Best wishes.

@kermit69 i have the foggy head issue too now and again.

I’m with the others that responded and agree you should mention the neck pain to your GP and get it checked out.

Perhaps, Just a thought here, I’m not sure what mobility issues you have (if any) however if it’s muscular pain it could be because you’re moving your body differently and compensating with other muscles. For instance my hubby has a dodgy leg (not stroke related) and now has back issues/pain because of his walking gait.

Hope all goes well with the MRI tomorrow, best wishes

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@kermit69 i wonder if your neck pain could be caused by you moving your head differently post stroke? When i first had my stroke I was “afraid” to move my head too much as I thought it would aggravate my dissected carotid artery. It then caused me neck pain.

Neck pain could also be responsible for your headache.

I would definitely mention it to your dr / when you go for your scan.

Hope it eases soon.

Best wishes.

Ann x

Hi Neile,

Sorry to hear about your stroke too, heres to a good recovery take care.

Thankyou Ann,

Yea im going to mention tomorrow when i have my Scan, also Drs Friday.

Bev :blush:

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Those were my thoughts. There are so many possible causes. Neuro- or MSk.
Early days. Takes a while for the new normal to emerge. it’s possible to predict things will improve but not certain and different folks will get different gains and strains over time

What is sure is you have to be prepared for things to be up and down and most will but some won’t be explainable

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Thankyou Simon,

I think personally because i’d had a few good days, i was thinking i would be back at work within 3 months.

Can clearly see this wont be the case, i need to take each day as it comes.



@kermit69 hi just catching up. How was scan and doctors appointment? Have a nice weekend :smile::smile::wink:


Scan get results in 3 weeks,Drs next week as they cancelled appointment.

Have a Lovely Weekend

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