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Slight sore throat, pounding, dull, achy headache, running nose, sneezing, and muscle aches (back of neck and lower back) flu?

Slight sore throat, pounding, dull, achy headache, running nose, sneezing, and muscle aches (back of neck and lower back) flu?

Yes, flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had long bout of sinusitis. Now have ache at back of neck when turning head. Has persisted for weeks. Finished course of z pac. Any help?

Had long bout of sinusitis. Now have ache at back of neck when turning head. Has persisted for weeks. Finished course of z pac. Any help?

Sinusitis: If your sinus infection was treated appropriately, you should not have any nasal discharge or facial pain, pressure. The discomfort in the back of your neck might be more of a musculoskeletal problem from your description. Consider application of heat and taking anti-inflammatories for the discomfort. You should probably see your primary doctor for further assessment. ...Read more

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M58, how do I know that my head ache (top, back and neck) is due to BP or some other serious event such as (god forbid) hemorrhage, carotid block, tumor?

M58, how do I know that my head ache (top, back and neck) is due to BP or some other serious event such as (god forbid) hemorrhage, carotid block, tumor?

Need for a complete: A complete check up by your physician can look into various causes of headache. The diagnosis is made on the basis of physical exam and history(characteristics) of your headaches. If doubtful, we can check the brain with a MRI study. Go see an internist and clear all your doubts. ...Read more

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Had enderectomy on carotid artery 4 months ago, now it feels like 100lb weights on each lower jaw and aching in back of neck, spine. Nerves improving?

Had enderectomy on carotid artery  4 months ago, now it feels like 100lb weights on each lower jaw and aching in back of neck, spine. Nerves improving?

???: It's hard to relate those symptoms either to carotid endarterectomy or to complications of it. I think you should be evaluated for a new and different issue. ...Read more

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History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

Help your neck: Chicken or egg it doesn't matter. Find ways to get your neck muscles to relax and your condition will improve. A loving MASSAGE from a loving partner might be a start. Warm moist soaks on the neck could help. Get really angry and scream and shout, herbs, meds, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, good sex, there are many options but remember prevention is best. All the best. ...Read more

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My 15 year old hasbeen having cold symptoms for 5 days. Today he is coughing up blood and aching in his back and neck?

See your physician: I'm not sure what your question is but coughing up of blood is not a normal process for a child. If your child is coughing up blood, you need to be evaluated by a physician expert in the care of children. ...Read more

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For like two weeks now I have been feeling pains in my limbs coupled with back ache and neck pain. What could be the cause and what natural therapy?

Many things: There is not enough history to make a guess. Dehydration, viral illness, muscular overwork, connective tissue diseases like lupus, neurologic illness like fibromyalgia can all cause painful muscles. Curcumin and white willow extracts are pain relievers like ibuprofen. Using any without diagnosis is not the best approach. Talk to your health care provider. ...Read more

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