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Back And Neck Pain And Topamax
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Variable: What is your age, was there any trauma, describe the pain, does it radiate...Give us more detail or see your pcp to be evaluated. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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