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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Can a back and neck injury cause pain in other parts of your body?

Kinetic Chain: It's important to understand the kinetic chain, an injury to one part of the body can definitely have an impact on another part. Pain may alter the way you move, and that can cause additional pain in new areas. Furthermore, if you have a lot of pain in a lower extremity joint, you may begin to favor the opposite leg, overuse it and then develop pain. ...Read more

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Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Not alone: If the problem goes up to the face, then no a spine problems is unlikely to be the cause. This is because the nerve supply to the face is through cranial nerves that exit directly out of the brain and do not go through the spine. Don't hesitate to see a neurologist for a full workup. ...Read more

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Can arthritis in my back affect my arms and chest as in pain wise or maybe the nerves perspective of it?

Can arthritis in my back affect my arms and chest as in pain wise or maybe the nerves perspective of it?

Osteoarthritis : Osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine (low back) can not affect the arms. Most likely if you have arthritis in the lumbar spine then you can also have osteoarthritis of the cervical spine (neck) . This would affect your arms. A cervical spine x-ray/mri can determine if you have cervical spine spinal stenosis caused by arthritis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?

Can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of MS or lupus? Can is allow a disease to manifest?

VERY DIFFERENT: Both ms and lupus are immune mediated inflammatory disorders, and your neck issues most likely due to degenerative or traumatic etiologies. None of these are related to each other, and in fact, your symptoms may indeed be due to post-operative complications such as scarring. An expert neurologist can readily sort out and categorize your issues, and may be worthwhile to have a consultation. ...Read more

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Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Tight upper back and neck muscles, what kind of health problems can this cause? Also, is there a specific exercise to release the tension in the areas mentioned?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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Can muscle pain in upper back be referred to other parts of the body like the legs ?

Can muscle pain in upper back be referred to other parts of the body like the legs ?

No: Upper back pain generally refers to the neck or upper arms. Scoliosis can cause pain above and below the curve leading to upper back and buttock pain at the same time or alternating. See a physiatrist or chiropractor for help if the problem limits you. Change in your activities may be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr says that stress and tension can cause inflammation of the tendons/muscles of the neck, and as a result, the lymph nodes can swell slightly -1cm?

Dr says that stress and tension can cause inflammation of the tendons/muscles of the neck, and as a result, the lymph nodes can swell slightly -1cm?

Any inflammation : Could cause enlargement of lymph nodes. If they are less than 1 cm in size, they are almost always not "pathologic" meaning it is very unlikely they harbor disease such as infection or malignancy. ...Read more

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Can a dimple over your lower spine cause pain in other parts?

Can a dimple over your lower spine cause pain in other parts?

Check it out: Symptoms may include lesions, hairy patches, dimples, or fatty tumors on the lower back; it supposed to be investigated for possible problems. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in the neck cause low blood flow to the body along with less oxygen to the muscles. Feel like I might have a pinched nerve in the n?

Can pinched nerve in the neck cause low blood flow to the body along with less oxygen to the muscles.  Feel like I might have a pinched nerve in the n?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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Can brachial neuritis cause tremors in the upper body and tingling in the hands? What's the cause? Had a neg brain, neck, and back MRI.

Can brachial neuritis cause tremors in the upper body and tingling in the hands? What's the cause? Had a neg brain, neck, and back MRI.

Response: Brachial neuritis causes fairly intense pain, and would be unlikely to cause tremors, but hyperthyroidism, some medications, recreational drugs, and heredofamilial essential tremors might be far better explanations. See a local neurologist. ...Read more

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Can allergy of BCP lead go pain in different areas of the body such as a sharp pain in the chest/ribs/upper thighs/ lower back. etc.? please help!! :(

Can allergy of BCP lead go pain in different areas of the body such as a sharp pain in the chest/ribs/upper thighs/ lower back. etc.? please help!! :(

Not allergy: Allergies to medications to not usually cause pain. You need to be seen to determine if you have any other medical condition that is causing the pain, ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Herniated disc: A herniated disc in the neck can cause a pinched nerve or pressure on the spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the compression, the pain can radiate into the head, create tension migraines, radiating pain into the arms, hand numbness, weakness, and tremors or spasms in the legs. ...Read more

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Can a herniated or bulged disk in neck cause tremoring of neck and hands on the side affected?

Can a herniated or bulged disk in neck cause tremoring of neck and hands on the side affected?

Possibly: Compressed nerve roots can cause fasciculations (small spasms) in the muscles controlled by that root, and these could be perceived as tremors. Also, weakness from root compression can upset the balance of opposing muscles, causing a type of tremor as your brain tries to compensate. However, if you are having tremors, there are many other possibilities, so you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of joint problems in hips, knees, and back?

What could be the cause of joint problems in hips, knees, and back?

Check it out: You need to see your doc. Of course most commonly would be some degree of osteoarthritis, however there are many other causes. You may just have a problem with one of those areas or joints causing a mechanical problem with extra stress on the other areas. It would not be common to have oa in all 3 giving trouble at one time. I would guess the back as culprit. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Neck Injury (Definition)

Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, ...Read more