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Back And Neck Pain And Fioricet
Had negative LP for Meningitis, Was put on Valium to see if it would help. Still having severe neck pain & headache with fioricet % Valium. ER again?
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
Been on 10/325 perc. For 9 years. Take 4-5 day and they arent stopping back and neck pain. Had injec. Didnt work. What am i supposed to do about this?
Get a diagnosis: Taking narcotic medications for pain chronically without diagnosis is simply asking for tolerance and addiction issues. Obviously, if you've had this pain 9-10 years it's not serious or it would have surfaced by now. On the other hand, you may have a problem that is treatable—nonsurgical or surgical. So see a spine doc or pain/rehab doc and get a diagnosis and determine if treatment options exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management i would see your physician. You would also want to see your physician sooner if you have any fever, chills, night sweats, or bowel/bladder changes. ...Read more
McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more
I have back and neck pain for 2-3 days. I sit in same position for many hours studying. Pain is not going away. Should i take medicine or exercise?
Muscle spasm: Could result from poor posture or as you mention, being in the same position por long periods of time. You should try getting up and stretching at regular intervals during your study time, gentle massage and heat may also help relieve your discomfort. If your pain persists or worsens you should seek medical attention. Good luck! ...Read more
Osteopathic treatmnt: Most md's have you try physical therapy, heat, or exercises. These are very generic, though, & are often hit-or-miss, since no real diagnosis of the cause is made.Thus treatment is very general & they just hope it works.Consider seeing an osteopathic dr who can perform a hands-on diagnostic exam, find the actual cause, & often treat it with excellent results right in the office-without weeks of pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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