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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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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Topiramate (Definition)

Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...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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Help please! is acupuncture an effective way to cure back and neck pain?

Help please! is acupuncture an effective way to cure back and neck pain?

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

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I can't sleep quickly and when I wake up, I feel still tired with some back and neck pain. What can I do?

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

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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


Topamax (Definition)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more