My VM symptoms started 8/6 with the crushing headache that felt like it was going to end my life. Followed by about 7 doctors who just kept telling me I had a migraine and a LP that wasn't done till 9/11 by basically a 13 year old out of medical school who played a game of operation with the procedure on my spine. Needless to say, I've had the worst luck. I am still recovering but getting better each day and have come leaps and bounds from where I was. My question is about neck pain. I have had ongoing back pain, I believe started with the LP and was caused by it, plus VM. But just had another doc tell me to go to PT and "dig myself out of the whole." Kind of hard to do when you can barely bend over. But what worries me more is the neck pain. I have random bouts of neck pain and I can't link it to anything. I use a tens unit and heat on it and have been doing some light stretching. I have baclofen which helps some and recently found that the old drug cogentin, I had some from a previous health experience, eases it (try it out if you are suffering, can't hurt at this point!) I feel like it's getting worse. Has anyone else experienced bad neck spasms, even up in that region, after VM and in recovery? (Ps I have looked into craniosacral massage. Please don't leave a note.) Its so great to have you guys to lean on, Ive basically lost faith in the medical community. At this point (in the US) I basically wait in pain in a lobby and pay a copay to them so they can walk in for ten minutes and tell me I should be ok, dig myself out of a whole, etc. Think I'll just rely on myself from here on out! thanks guys!