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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Overview)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible referral to a specialist.


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What causes neck pain?

What causes neck pain?

Too many to say: Neck pain is a very common complaint. Improper support of the neck while sleeping is common. Trauma of course is a cause. As we age or due to occupational reasons, the neck can degenerate and cause neck pain. Rheumatologic conditions can cause neckk pain. Too much to cover here. If a problem, you need a good evaluation, history and exam and nperhaps x-rays and other testing and then treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
1,580 Doctors shared insights

Neck Pain (Overview)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible referral to a specialist.


Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Neck pain (Tip)

Did you know that trauma to the neck increases the risk of developing fibromyalgia? ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Neck Pain: This pain may be due to improper positions, maneuvers, or postures that you do on a daily basis. For example, if you work a certain job that requires you to type on the computer, hold the phone, or position yourself in a particular way for extended periods of time, then a change in life style could help. Otherwise, you need to follow up with a physician and may be obtain some radiologic tests. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Neck pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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How should be viral meningitis treated? (got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)

How should be viral meningitis treated? (got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)

Go to hospital now: Viral meningitis can't be diagnosed online so you need to get evaluated immediately to be sure it's nothing worse. Don't wait until your family finds you unconscious. Have them drive you there. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, which started with some over done self treating for neck pain, using mckenzie method-assoc with some ear press on left side/tingling?

I have neck pain, which started with some over done self treating for neck pain, using mckenzie method-assoc with some ear press on left side/tingling?

Prolotherapy: Find a prolotherapist to do work on your neck to stabilize the damaged ligaments and relieve your pain permanently.
Visit www. Getprol. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for a doctor and for information about the excellent treatment. ...Read more

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Neck pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Please name the treatment for neck pain after sleep?

Please name the treatment for neck pain after sleep?

Change Pillow: You should try different pillow that will keep your neck in a more comfortable and less irritated position when you sleep.
This is very personal and depends on how you sleep. Try very flat, contour pillow, etc until you find the best one for you.

This should help significantly. ...Read more

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Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

Is going to a chiropractor for adjustments dangerous? My chiro days he dies gentle adjustments but I read u can risk stroke, the treatments have helped my neck pain greatly though

No: Chiropractic medical treatment can be very beneficial. It is very effective in conservative treatment of facet sydrome. Studies have shown that short term treatment to as effective & in some cases more effective than physical therapy for back pain. If there is disc herniation with compression of a nerve root, then adjustments may be counter intuitive. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Neck pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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How can I cure neck pain forever?

Hard to say: Much depends on the cause of this pain, anying from acupuncture, physical therapy, postural correction or even for some cases surgery may help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of neck pain after long flight?

How do you get rid of neck pain after long flight?

Neck pillow: Try a neck pillow especially if you are a frequent flyer. Try topical muscle creams for local pain relief. Take an Ibuprofen if pain more intense. Warm compresses or massages rock too! ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What is the best over-the-counter or prescription drug for chronic neck pain?

Depends on person: There is no best drug in general. People tend to like and benefit from various things. If your neck pain is very bothersome perhaps you should see a pain management doctor for help. Other things that work include physical therapy. If you have tried all these things then you may want to see a spine surgeon for options. All the best! ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Yes: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain and/or headaches. These are called cervicogenic headaches and are different from true migraines. ...Read more

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Neck pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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In school play with oldstyle costume and hat. How do I prevent the neck pain from wearing my hair on my head?

Big hair?: How heavy is your hair? Do you already have a neck problem? You could see a physical therapist for a few sessions to see what exercises you can do to improve your posture, strength and endurance. That could help, good luck. ...Read more

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How can one avoid neck pain and headaches during long tests like act and sat?

How can one avoid neck pain and headaches during long tests like act and sat?

Simple ways: Get a good night sleep before and take a hot shower in am and stretch neck and then take tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or ibuprophen if you have no issues taking these medications before test to control or minimize any symptoms and do stretching when on breaks from tests as the short answers as some may just be the stress of the test and test length which are not necessarily avoidable. ...Read more

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Neck pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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What causes neck pain?

Too many to say: Neck pain is a very common complaint. Improper support of the neck while sleeping is common. Trauma of course is a cause. As we age or due to occupational reasons, the neck can degenerate and cause neck pain. Rheumatologic conditions can cause neckk pain. Too much to cover here. If a problem, you need a good evaluation, history and exam and nperhaps x-rays and other testing and then treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure neck pain?

How to cure neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Neck pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Woke up with neck pain?

Woke up with neck pain?

Strain?: Proper sleep posture including pillows may be the culprit if no other strains involved prior to sleep. Consult ur primary is persistent over 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do I have neck pain?

Evaluation: The best way to understand your pain is to be seen by a spine/neck specialist. A good history and physical examination, possibly with imaging studies, is necessary to understand and treat your neck pain. ...Read more

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How to remove neck pain?

How to remove neck pain?

Posture: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Ways to deal with neck pain?

Neck pain: Neck pain may result from numerous different reasons. Some more serious than others. I would recommend trying heat alternating with ice (20mins on for each alternating). An over the counter anti-inflammatory would be helpful. Massage and or acupuncture if you prefer to avoid medications. If the pain does not subside see a physiatrist, a doctor that specializes in musculoskeletal medicine. ...Read more

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How can I relieve neck pain?

How can I relieve neck pain?

Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hunching cause neck pain?

Can hunching cause neck pain?

Yes/No: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Neck pain (Tip)

Exercise and massage can help reduce pain. ...See more

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I am suffering from neck pain?

I am suffering from neck pain?

See MD: Neck pain not normal. If acute, try massage, moist heat, OTC pain meds. If chronic or persists, see your MD. ...Read more