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Are there any ointments for whiplash neck pain muscle strain?

Are there any ointments for whiplash neck pain  muscle strain?

Yes: You could also try voltaren gel, which is an antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen but in a topical form. There are also pharmacies that make combination pain creams that have multiple meds in them that can help multiple causes of the pain. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

Tension signs: With meningitis one also sees a positive kernig sign. The patient is on their back and the leg is lifted up and straightened. This stretches the dura. If it is inflammed from meningitis lifting the the leg will cause neck pain while in a neck strain it should not. If there is fever, chills, light sensitivity oyou would also suspect meningitis. If present take this person to the er. ...Read more

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I have upper back and neck pain that does not feel like a muscle strain. The pain is worse when doing standing lifts like squats. Happened for 2 weeks?

I have upper back and neck pain that does not feel like a muscle strain. The pain is worse when doing standing lifts like squats. Happened for 2 weeks?

Disc or ligament: Pain lasting 2 weeks is usually not muscular. A disc bulge, a tear in the disc or ligament sprain are more likely. Avoid any activities that cause pain. Sounds like its time to see a doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more

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Neck pain from lifting weights, could it be a strained muscle?

See below: 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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If I have shoulder and neck pain, could it be a strained/pulled muscle?

If I have shoulder and neck pain, could it be a strained/pulled muscle?

A few possibilities: Could be strained muscle or injury, nerve inj., infection, spasm, or vertebral or rib dysfunction.Neck muscles attach to ribs, too, so if a rib is out of whack or refuses to move, the muscle gets tight and painful.A good history & physical exam including an osteopathic hands-on exam might find the cause.Manipulation may help.Other treatments may be necessary-but first you need a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Upper back and collarbone/neck pain - pull a muscle working out/doing yoga? pain from slumping over desk? got a flu shot last week - pain from that?

Upper back and collarbone/neck pain - pull a muscle working out/doing yoga? pain from slumping over desk? got a flu shot last week - pain from that?

Transient joint pain: A flu shot can provoke transient arthralgia (joint pain) and muscle achiness, especially when combined with working out. Any additive symptoms from the flu shot should subside uneventfully in several days. ...Read more

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I have had spine pain in neck/upper back after accident over mth ago. Every dr I've seen says its muscle strain. The pain is not a muscle its spine?

Whiplash: If xrays/mri are negative, then this is a soft tissue injury. The spine includes the bone, disc, nerves, and muscle/ligament/tendons. Very nonspecific term. Nonetheless, it is not uncommon to have persistent pain after a whiplash injury including headaches. Aggressive early mckenzie pt can be helpful along with nsaid's/tylenol, salonpas hot patches. Repeat eval and further studies if no better. ...Read more

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I have neck strain. Dont know whether its a muscle strain or not. To relieve the pain i apply 'volini' but it does not last long. I sleep on 2 pillows?

I have neck strain. Dont know whether its a muscle strain or not. To relieve the pain i apply 'volini' but it does not last long. I sleep on 2 pillows?

Motion testing: When your neck hurts, one way to assess the cause is to slowly move your neck in flexion, extension, side to side and then lowering each ear to your shoulder. With significant muscle involvement, you will feel the particualr area of the muscle resist your motion. If you, instead hear a gentle popping, that may signal a joint issue. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Whiplash (Definition)

Whiplash is a term for injuries to the neck due to sudden neck movements common in motor vehicle accidents. These injuries can cause pain or, if the spinal cord is damaged, weakness ...Read more