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What would cause an ice cold sensation down the back of my neck and running down my back? It feels like ice cold water but, I'm dry.

What would cause an ice cold sensation down the back of my neck and running down my back? It feels like ice cold water but, I'm dry.

Nerve symptom: This sensation could be due to irritability or mild inflammation of superficial nerve endings in that region. Apparently there is no pain, tingling or pins and needles sensations which are also seen with nerve ending irritability or neuropathy. If symptoms persist consult a neurologist who may also check for deficiencies of vitamin b12, calcium, magnesium, potassium or for diabetes. ...Read more

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I have a low back pain and feel extraordinary cold. Should I be worried?

I have a low back pain and feel extraordinary cold. Should I be worried?

No: It is interesting that people with back pain seem to feel temperature changes more commonly than others. There is nothing dangerous going on. ...Read more

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What does having a cold in your back feel like?

What does having a cold in your back feel like?

No such thing: There's no such thing as a cold in the back. A cold is a respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Why does my back feel warm though I'm in a cold place?

Warm back: Glomera, this could be due to adequate covering by good clothing or sitting well placed in a chair. If you are a low back pain sufferer it could be due to low grade, chronic inflammation of the back muscles. However, if unaccompanied by urinary symptoms, no fever and no severe pain, I would not be concerned. thanks ...Read more

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This few weeks, i feel that my back became warm though I'm in a cold place. What does it mean? Is there something wrong of my back?

This few weeks, i feel that my back became warm though I'm in a cold place. What does it mean? Is there something wrong of my back?

Probably fine: It is unclear if you mean that you have a warm sensation or if you notice heat when you feel your back. Assuming the latter, it is normal to notice that your core, or trunk, is the warmest part of your body even if you are in a cold place. Your vital organs are inside the abdomen and chest, so your body keeps you warmest there. Some clothes that don't breathe well such as polyester cause warmth ...Read more

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My husbands kidneys are always freezing cold, his body can be hot but if you feel on his back were his kidneys are they are cold? Is this healthy

My husbands kidneys are always freezing cold, his body can be hot but if you feel on his back were his kidneys are they are cold? Is this healthy

YOU CANNOT FEEL KIDN: You can not feel temp of kidneys by touching his back, you are feeling the temp on the skin, feeling cold skin limited to back only, may be normal, but if you are cocerned check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get this cold sensation on the back ofmy head doesn't last long I also feel like loosing balance but regain controll it happened twice what is it?

I get this cold sensation on the back ofmy head doesn't last long I also feel like loosing balance but regain controll it happened twice what is it?

Unclear: No age has been specified. This could be neurologic , vascular or endocrinal in nature. If one is having seizures, or TIAs this could be related. If one is having vascular problems such as TIA or ministroke this could be related. If you have diabetes. and the sugar is not regulated then this is important. See your doc soon ...Read more

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Hi, no matter what I do every winter i get a cold in my back that lasts for weeks and makes me feel terrible, it usually ends up in a cold or virus.?

Hi, no matter what I do every winter i get a cold in my back that lasts for weeks and makes me feel terrible, it usually ends up in a cold or virus.?

Not uncommon: Many of us get a viral or mycoplasmal infection about once a year. Depends upon whether you are frequently in close contact and thereby exposed to large numbers of persons with such infections, resulting in your getting them.. Your doctor is often exposed by seeing lots of patients with these illnesses. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain in my upper back everytime I eat something. If it's something hot or cold I can feel the temp while it's going down. This is not normal for me. Any ideas what might be wrong? This has been going on for 3-4 days now.

I'm having a pain in my upper back everytime I eat something. If it's something hot or cold I can feel the temp while it's going down. This is not normal for me. Any ideas what might be wrong? This has been going on for 3-4 days now.

Doesn't sound normal: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see why such symptoms are occuring, and my refer to a G.I. Specialist to further check the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, etc... Sounds like the throat, esophagus, and stomach are extra sensitive lately. If there are other swallowing or throat symptoms, an ENT specialist might also evaluate. ...Read more

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Hot or cold for back spasm?

Hot or cold for back spasm?

Both!: Initially cold to calm down the inflammation from the initial injury and then heat helps the muscle itself to relax. Ice is usually maximum benefit for the first 72 hours only. Try to eliminate the cause of the back spasm and avoid it in future. Avoid prolonged sitting, including working on a computer and driving. Avoid heavy lifting. Muscle relaxants and a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why does the cold hurt my back?

Why does the cold hurt my back?

Muscle tension: The body muscle may tense up in cold in an attempt to generate heat. Try to wear more clothes. It would help if you exercise. Gradually increase the intensity of exercise so that you sweat freely. The heat generated by the exercise will relax the muscles. ...Read more

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Can a cold drink cause pain in your back?

No: Not likely. It is probably something else like a pinched nerve, spinal arthritis, etc. See your doctor or a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does my cold keep going away and coming back?

I was just wondering why does my cold keep going away and coming back?

Just a thought: because your cold is not a cold ...it's Spring allergies!! Just a thought Hope it helps DR Z ...Read more

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I had a cold that came about three months ago and now its back should I worry?

Be curious.: It's not concerning necessarily that you're feeling sick again, but you should visit with your doctor very soon so see if this is a recurrence or something new. ...Read more

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Tension headche want can I do besides cold compressions on the back of my neck?

Tension headche want can I do besides cold compressions on the back of my neck?

Warm compresses: Cold tends to make muscles tighten more; moist heat increases blood flow and decreases pain and spasm. Mild range-of-motion exercises help stretch & relax the muscles. Nsaids (aleve/motrin etc if tolerated by stomach ) can reduce pain & inflammation. Do not mix with blood thinners) magnesium (low dose) can help relax muscles. Therapeutic massage is helpful. ...Read more