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Back And Neck Pain And Celebrex
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to nsaids. Have frequent pain in neck, back from inflammation. Celebrex (celecoxib) a good choice?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may as pain can : Lead to feeling nauseous in some individuals as can medication taken to control that pain. Sometimes, if the pain is due to an injury, there may be an undiagnosed head injury that could also lead to this symptom pattern. Sometimes a viral infection can lead to this combination of symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer