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Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Taking Celebrex and Lyrica (pregabalin). Biggest concern is major neck pain. Is that normal? What can I do to ease the pain?

Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Taking Celebrex and Lyrica (pregabalin). Biggest concern is major neck pain. Is that normal? What can I do to ease the pain?

StartW/Massage&Heat: Fibromyalgia is a rather broad term that includes so-called"myofascial pain syndrome"and a few other cute monikers.The bottom line is that there is no one sure-fire way to beat it and whatever is tried will take time and must be individualized for you.It may take some trial and error.Those drugs are only part of it. Physical therapy,massage therapy,proper posture, stress reduction and sleep habits ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Celecoxib (Definition)

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a ...Read more


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Had spasmodic torticollus this week. Ed xrays showed arthrits in neck & back. I'm 20 and its painful. Also sent for mri. Celebrex/ lortabs for pain?

Had spasmodic torticollus this week. Ed xrays showed arthrits in neck & back. I'm 20 and its painful. Also sent for mri. Celebrex/ lortabs for pain?

Pain: Are you asking if this is appropriate treatment or why it is so painful? Given your age, the pain is far more likely to be from the muscle spasm (which can be excruciating) than arthritis. The meds will help, as will heating pads, and gentle stretching.. If it's in the budget or if you have someone who can help, you may get relief from massage as well :) it may take 1-2 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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What could cause back and neck pain?

What could cause back and neck pain?

MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, i would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does back and neck pain come from thyroids?

Does back and neck pain come from thyroids?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why one could have neck or back pain. To come from a thyroid condition would be likely an indirect cause. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does back and neck pain cause nausea?

Does back and neck pain cause nausea?

Possibly: Pain can trigger nausea, as can medications that are used to treat pain. Obviously at your e th first thing to consider is pregnancy. Does your pain and bausea always present ogetherband which one comes first. Coud be an atypical migraine with neck and occipital pain. I recommend you see our pcp as there are other causes of neck pain and nausea that need to be worked up. ...Read more

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Dizziness back and neck pain high aniexty?

Dizziness back and neck pain high aniexty?

Otherwise healthy?: If yes, then that's a consideration. You're pretty young to have anything more serious unless there are other symptoms. You don't mention being anxious or having panic attacks. If those aren't present, you need to see your primary care doctor to insure no rheumatologist causes for the pain you're having. ...Read more

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How would u know if lymph nodes are causing ur back and neck pain?

How would u know if lymph nodes are causing ur back and neck pain?

Typically not: Lymph nodes typically don't cause neck and back pain. That said, swollen lymph nodes could indicate a systemic illness that could indeed cause pain (i.e. Muscle aches from the the flu.) if symptoms persist you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

Many options: Check with your doctor first, but acupuncture, acupressure, herbal supplements, yoga, reiki, gentle massage, stretching, water exercises are just a few therapies available. ...Read more

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How can I cure back and neck pain caused by sleeping in a bad position?

Heat exercise massag: Moist heat applied to the neck & shoulders; pain med (aleve/advil/motrin—if tolerated by stomach & not on blood thinner coumadin); magnesium to help relax muscles (caution: too much may cause loose bm's); neck and shoulder exercises to relax and fatigue cramped muscles; therapeutic massage; consult doctor if problem worsens or persists more than a few days. ...Read more

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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


Celebrex (Definition)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more