I’m writing to see if it helps this symptom. About two months ago my neck began to ache when I stretched downward. Then it felt hot. Then headaches appeared alongside the pain. I am remembering old XRays that showed huge bone spurs from multiple whiplashes in the 1980’s. Then I feel anxious. Then I manage to generate some real terror. Then I take I improfen. The pain remits. Always. Sometimes it goes away when I tell it to be gone. Not always. I’m feeling some despair as I know what feelings my pain is expressing. There is NO FIX for the feelings. They are just real grief. Real fear of aging. Real resentment of Los Angeles traffic and driving nearly an hour each way to be with my horses. I try to sugarcoat the resentment with gratitude for my horses. It doesn’t change the anger and despair I feel when I am sitting in gridlock. I feel tired writing this. I have a wonderful life! My darker feelings seem so neurotic and ungrateful. Yet they are there. I did get relief from my Chiro who does myofascial release for me. Touch is healing. We should all get good touching as a basic human need. Hugs help. Dogs are good for hugging as well as hubby and good friends. The pain is still hot and pounding. A hot bath may release more tension. I have been pain free for so long! Really disheartened. I feel like the TMS is winning. I can’t let it. I just can’t. Thankful you all are here. We all help each other!