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I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

Strain: Could be several reasons, anything from a cervical sprain/strain to pain because of a disc herniation, or spinal stenosis or myofascial neck pain. Without a more detailed history and physical examination it's hard to determine. I would advise you seek the advice of a local physiatrist, who would be able to help you.

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Have been exercising 2 mi run / 18 mi bike and making sure I stretch and foam roll. I woke with ache lower back. How should I treat? can Iexercise?

Have been exercising 2 mi run / 18 mi bike and making sure I stretch and foam roll. I woke with ache  lower back.  How should I treat? can Iexercise?

Back Pain: Have an exam to determine the cause. If it is a strain, a short course of anti inflammatory meds and moist heat may help. Inactivity is no longer recommended so if it is benign continue your activities as much as tolerated. All the best.

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Ache in back and chest due to sinuses, what to do?

Ache in back and chest due to sinuses, what to do?

Pain in the...: Back and chest is not likely directly related to your sinuses. It could be secondary to coughing which may be indirectly related to your sinuses, or it may be from a viral infection which is also affecting your sinuses. I would recommend treating the symptoms with bed rest, plenty of fluids and either tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If you are getting worse see your doctor.

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I keep getting dull ache at back of head, what could be causing it?

I keep getting dull ache at back of head, what could be causing it?

A range of things: If it doesn‘t go away after a few days, you should see your doctor to help figure out what it could be.

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How can I best cure head ache in back of head?

How can I best cure head ache in back of head?

Warm compresses: Try warm compresses at the back of the neck for 10-12 minutes about 3 times daily. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil with or without tea. If it is a dull head pain in the back of the head, you probably have a tension type headache. If the nature of the pain is different, or if you have any associated symptoms, it might be a different kind of headache. Consult your pcp.

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I had a very painful renal ultrasound today and since have had continued aching in back area that won't quit, what's going on?

I had a very painful renal ultrasound today and since have had continued aching in back area that won't quit, what's going on?

Not clear: The ultrasound waves for the exam are not pain producing. The pressure required to study the kidneys may cause discomfort. The pain may be in the kidney such as infection or obstruction, however, structures in the vicinity such as overlying muscles may also be painful during the exam. Consult your doctor regarding the persistent pain.

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Hi, I have been experiencing crucial , aching lower back pain. Laying in bed, or sitting for a while is when it feels to be getting worse.?

Hi, I have been experiencing  crucial , aching lower back pain. Laying in bed, or sitting for a while is when it feels to be getting worse.?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.

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My 45 yr husband is waking up at least once a week in middle of night w/headaches that are dull-ache towards back of head. Cause for alarm?

Cephalgia: What you describe are most likely tension headaches that are due to muscle contraction, but if the headaches worsen in either intensity or frequency then i would recommend you seek medical attention very quickly. You should talk over your concerns with your doctor.

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What is the best way to nurse an aching lower back? After lifting heavy items, tailbone area hurts when i walk for a while but goes away shortly after

What is the best way to nurse an aching lower back? After lifting heavy items, tailbone area hurts when i walk for a while but goes away shortly after

Pain meds, heat pad,: Would relieve the pain/discomfort. Exercises to strengthen the back muscles would be greatly helpful. Avoiding heavy weights or gradually building up to it would help considerably. Good luck.

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Aching lower back and hips, could i be pregnant?

Aching lower back and hips, could i be pregnant?

Without any info?: Do you realize you are asking us to guess about a diagnosis of pregnancy without any sexual, menstrual, or more importantly, ovulatory history? Back pain is not in any way a symptom of early pregnancy. It would not even be on the list of potential diagnoses for a physician if you came to them with the complaint of back pain. If you have missed a period and think you could be pregnant then TEST.

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'06-diagnosed w/prostatitis. '11-testicular/groin dull aching but urol. Found nothing serious. '13-intermittently, the dull ache is back. Thoughts?

'06-diagnosed w/prostatitis. '11-testicular/groin dull aching but urol. Found nothing serious. '13-intermittently, the dull ache is back. Thoughts?

Prostatitis : The chronic time course of your symptom description certainly sounds like chronic prostatitis. Lifestyle behavior modifications, dietary factors, hydration status, and even stress have been implicated in this condition. Have an examination by your doctor to make sure it is not something more serious requiring urgent attention.

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Low B12 & anemia. I get monthly B12 shots. Got injection on thurs (today is sun) and today my whole body aches (mainly back, boobs & chest). Related?

Low B12 & anemia. I get monthly B12 shots. Got injection on thurs (today is sun) and today my whole body aches (mainly back, boobs & chest). Related?

B 12 shots: I doubt your symptoms are related to the B 12 shot. B 12 is rapidly excreted in your urine and does not have any systemic side effects as you described. More than likely, you have a viral flu syndrome

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Does cold AC air worsen muscle aches and back pain due to a fractured back?

For you: Cold or warm effected people differently. Cold air for you may make you feel worse. Then maybe warm air will make you fell better.

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Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too,hyperventilating, idea ?

Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too,hyperventilating, idea ?

How is your stress?: If stress is a factor this could be the cause of all of this especially if you are hyperventilating. The headache, the pain in the base of the neck and the pressure sounds like a stress reaction. Examine your health history and take stock of yourself. Too much caffeine? See your doc and get better answers.