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Dull aches on and off on my left side and left back of neck.Occasionally strong pain for a few seconds.About 15 times/day.Tender to touch.Whats wrong?

Dull aches on and off on my left side and left back of neck.Occasionally strong pain for a few seconds.About 15 times/day.Tender to touch.Whats wrong?

Muscle spasms: It could be spasms of the muscles on the left side of your neck. I would take some ibuprofen and consider seeing a chiropractor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms like tender back of neck, tiredness, can you help?

I have been having symptoms like tender back of neck, tiredness, can you help?

Relax: Anxiety or stress may lead to fatigue and tension in the back of the neck. Try to relax. Go for a walk, get fresh air, progressive muscle relaxation or deep breathing exercises. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump that doesn't move and isn't attached to my skin underneath on back of neck . Also a little tender. What can it be?

I have a hard lump that doesn't move and isn't attached to my skin underneath on back of neck . Also a little tender. What can it be?

Lymphnode?: Could be a lymph node that is working as it should. However, if this does not go away in two weeks then you will need to be examined. ...Read more

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Hard lump on back of neck or spine. Not moveable. Tender to touch. What could this be?

Hard lump on back of neck or spine.  Not moveable. Tender to touch. What could this be?

Infected cyst??: Sounds like you might have had a sebaceous cyst which got infected, hence it is harder and tender now. These are benign swellings in the skin occurring near a hair. See your doc/surgeon about it for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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Worried about hump on back of neck/top of spine. Had since childhood can be tender and now have neck pain, Worried about cushings?

Worried about hump on back of neck/top of spine. Had since childhood can be tender and now have neck pain,  Worried about cushings?

Be seen : If you are worried about it, I would not hesitate to be seen. Cushings can be easily checked for. There are two spinous processes in the spine between the cervical and thoracic areas that can be quite prominent in certain people and are not necessarily associated with cushings. Again, I would not hesitate to be checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

No narcotics: if you are not getting relief, I suggest calling your prescribing physician and after stopping opioids and NSAIDS and ask about the use of a steroid dose pack ( Medrol (methylprednisolone) or prednisone ). Narcotics will not cure the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Not normal!: Need to see your PCP and get further work up. Jaw stiffness along with all the inflammation in your body needs to be investigated and worked up with labs, and possible imaging. Discuss with your doctor. Don't delay! Mild relief is not enough. You are only treating symptoms. Let your doctor take the next steps! ...Read more