Most people with Fibromyalgia will have neck pain at some time or another. Since several of the ‘hot points’ are in the neck, spine, and shoulder areas this is not surprising. If the pain is accompanied with fever though, it may be due to an infection as well. That might require a consultation with a medical professional.
In the meantime there are several things you can do to alleviate some of the discomfort from the pain. I have used massage therapy for the pain. Be sure to tell the therapist that you have Fibromyalgia. As a matter of fact you can look for massage therapists now who are particularly knowledgeable about Fibro.
They can adjust they treatment so that you will not hurt more after the fact. As strange as it sounds, be sure to drink lots and lots of water the entire day after your massage. Water will wash out toxins that are released during the massage.
I know some friends who go home directly after a massage to a bath to wash away any toxins released through their skin. You should be sure to wash out the tub afterwards. A very warm bath is also a good technique when you have neck pain in general.
Neck pain can be from the Fibromyalgia. Neck pain can also be from lymph glands trying to rid your body of an infection. A very warm bath helps your body release toxins. It also always helps me relax. Just be sure to wash the tub well. There is no point in leaving an opportunity for yourself or your family to ingest those toxins back through their skin.
Some chiropractors are helpful too. Just like with a massage therapist, when I have gone to a chiropractor I have told them I have Fibromyalgia. Luckily I have been able to find a chiropractor who uses traditional chiropractic techniques and a variety of other massage and physical therapies.
Although it is expensive it has been highly beneficial when I can use it. After some time with the chiropractor and his staff, I have been able to duplicate some of the techniques in a small way. I do these things between the times I am able to see him.