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Back And Neck Pain And Clonazepam
Only thing that works for my severe neck pain is clnazepam lidocain or lyrica (pregabalin)...why does clonazepam work for my neck like that?
Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more
.5 clonazapam 4 times a day and 350mg tramadol seem to keep my neck pain and tension headaches away. Is this a appropriate mix to stay lond term?
Not really: The problem with pain meds is that people develop tolerance and need more, or depend on the medication to do all of the work. Tension requires understanding it's cause. And meditation is and excellent treatment for pain. It is ok to take pain meds when you need them. But try to see them as short term treatments. ...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 more
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
Neck and back pain:
The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The treatment depends on the cause of the pain.
I recommend you seeing help from a pain management doctor. You would benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Several options: First if you have had severe back and neck pain for > 6 weeks you should see a physician to evaluate for potential serious underlying condition. Otherwise, it would be reasonable to treat conservatively with anti-inflammatories, progressive increased activity/stretching, ice or heat or alternate, over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin. ...Read more
Cold sweats, back and neck pain for last five days. For no reason I just start sweatin profusely. Enough to soak my shirt?
Could be serious: Cold sweats, back and neck pain, profuse sweating could be serous:Other details are important: visual disturbance, problems with thinking, motor or sensory deficits, etc. Viruses & bacteria can cause such symptoms. Stiff neck - think meningitis. Also lyme disease, other serious disorders must be ruled in or out. Visit to doctor after 5 days is NOT too soon and is strongly recommended. ...Read more
I am a software develepor and have to work in night shifts. This has caused me severe back and neck pain. I have RA already. Pls advice.
See details: The best advise is to discuss the issue with your rheumatologist. The pain may be simply related to strains from constant computer use. However, the issue needs to be evaluated by the doctor most familiar with your arthritic issue. Finally, stop smoking. Tobacco use makes RA worse. ...Read more
Hi, This Ramakrishna I have back and neck pain since 2years reason for disc abrasion problem. Please give me a some help how to cure this?
Exercise is best: Unfortunately painful discs in the neck and low back can be difficult to manage. The only intervention that has been shown to help long term is a regular exercise regimen focusing on stretching and strengthening the back (core muscles), neck and shoulder stabilizers. Nicotine should also be avoided. Massage, chiropractic or traction treatments can help flares as can steroid injections. ...Read more
I was in a mva & what are long term effects of chronic back and neck pain? Is there a post diagnosis for this issue? 15 years later what can I expect?
This depends on the: Severity & reasons for your symptoms in terms of diagnosis & how in shape you are in terms of not smoking, being overweight and exercising regularly. For some with whiplash diagnosis, there can be an increase in rate of disc degeneration over time faster than what would normally occur. For most, there is no significant long term issues. ...Read more
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 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 more
Often- yes: I completely agree with dr. Yang. It is important to have chronic or severe pain assessed by your physician. Acupuncture can improve many types of back pain by breaking down ashi or trigger points. It removes obstructions in blood flow, lymph drainage, electrical conductivity & qi. It can help to improve range of motion. Talk to your physician about this great option. ...Read more
I can't sleep quickly and when I wake up, I feel still tired with some back and neck pain. What can I do?
See below: This could be a variety of issues. I recommend sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees. Try to get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Use a comfortable mattress. Perform stretches of your neck and low back before getting out of bed for a few minutes. Exercise sith focus on the core muscles of the neck and back. If the symptoms continue, see your general medicine doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing back and neck pain, also very severe sharp pains in the left side of my face. What's wrong with me?
Uncertain There can: There can be many reasons if these are all related. It is best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
I have been upper back and neck pain for Last 15 days....both side of spine. ...especially when I wake up and after gym?
Hellow doc I'm 16 and live in NY for the past month I been having back and neck pain and sometimes is it something I should worry about?
Checkup: See your physician and have your physician carefully examine your neck. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do for back and neck pain? I'm in my teens and the pain is almost intolerable at time, and tends to give me headaches help?
See your doc: Make sure you see your doctor for an evaluation and any diagnostic testing that needs to be done (such as xray to evaluate for scoliosis or stress fracture causing slippage of the bone or other spinal condition, lab work etc). If your pain is just muscular in origin consider seeing a physical therapist for a stretching and strengthening. Neck pain can definitely trigger headaches. See your md. ...Read more
Every few month I have strong back and neck pain and completely throw out my neck and can't move for a few days. I had a car accident a few years back?
Cervicalgia: Also called pain in the neck with many potential causes. One of the symptoms of cervicalgia may be a sharp pain in the neck that suddenly appears when you make a sudden movement. This is a complex musculoskeletal and neurologic disorder that needs special attention and treatment. See pain management specialist for further investigation, imaging and management. ...Read more
Severe shoulders, back, and neck pain which make sitting or laying down difficult for long periods of time. No known injuries. Shoulders are the worst?
What kinda stretches can I do to help back and neck pain I have scoliosis and neck degnration and I'm not sure I may possible have a slipped dics in neck or back?
Physical therapist: Your safest bet is to be evaluated at a spine clinic or by an orthopaedic specialist who will then instruct a physical therapist in what exercises are best for your particular condition. After a session or two you will be given instruction on doing the exercises at home. ...Read more
The position: Your body likes and make you feel comfortable ...Read more
Yes and no.: May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious (? Nerve compression? Heart pain? Infection? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. See your primary. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read more
What could be the cause of upper back and neck pain with shoulder pain and sensation in the face?
Many causes: There are numerous reasons to have neck or and back pain and this requires a complete workup to find out why. However, the nerves that supply sensation to the face do not come from spinal cord in the neck but the lower part of the brain. You need to see a neurologist to workup your abnormal face sensation issues. ...Read more