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Back Pain When Bending Neck Forward
Lower right back pain when bending neck forward and When walking lower back pain on the right side.??
LBP is in the muscle: LBP starts out as simple in the back, yours has got complicated due to the other complaints. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching and formal PT. Move up to a Chiropractor. Then ask for dry or wet needling which is like acupuncture. Trigger point injections. No epidurals or surgery. ...Read more
Upper back pain when bending neck forward~1 year. Pain on touch in ribs at times. Chest 2 chest CT in 1 yr clear. What could this be Docs did not find?
Woke with severe mid back pain. Worsens when bending neck forward or slouching. Worse when waking. Hurts also in mid back when lifting legs. Any idea?
Check it out: There could be multiple issues involved. See your doc. ...Read more
Have upper back pain both sides while bending neck forward, it pains till the head, pains on touch, pains on touch in chest ~ 1 yr. Chest CT clear jan?
Muscle: Bending the neck stretches the upper back and posterior neck musculature which in your case could be too tight or strained from certain exercises or activities. Perhaps massage therapy would help the problem resolve. If you're doing exercises that are straining these structures, you may have to avoid or modify them. ...Read more
Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not. Just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more
Pain on right back when bending down to the right like when I want to pick something and back pain when bending my neck backward plus leg pain..
Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
I've had sharp pain in my back while bending for the past two days. What could cause that? I've had headaches, neck/back pain for the past two years.
Depends.....: At your age it is likely to be muscular in nature. Certain positions can trigger muscle spasms in some people. Try a heating pad and gentle massage. If people have herniated discs the pain can be worse with bending forward, but that would be uncommon in your age. If it does not improve, it would be worth a quick evaluation by primary care and likely physical therapy. ...Read more
Chest CT clr in jan, chest pain on touch in ribs symtricly opposite ~4mnths, back pain with bending neck frwrd~10mnths smoker, lung cancer?
Neck/back pain: Lung cancer is unlikely. The symptoms are more likely due to muscle/tendon strain or a disc herniation in the neck or mid back area. Smoking dries out the tissues and can accelerate arthritis. Smoking slows healing from muscle strains and tears too. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate the pain and see your medical doctor to work on a program to quit smoking. ...Read more
Upper back pain, pains on touch and when I bend my neck forward, pain in shoulder too, chest CT clear, am a smoker, can this be lung cancer?
Not likely: Not likely lung cancer. Sounds like muscle-skeletal pain, ie muscle sprain. If it persists for a few weeks then it warrants a doctor visit. Your ct scan is normal so this is less likely lung cancer. Lung cancer doesn't make you hurt upon touch. Smokers have a 20 fold risk of getting lung cancer. But that risk goes down significantly if they quit for about 5 years. ...Read more
Can forward head posture be the cause of the following symptoms? Headache, mucus in back of throat (gerd/lard), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain...
Structure & function: Headache, mucus in back of throat (? Pnd vs, (ler), fatigue, dizziness, neck/back pain are all non-specific, often due to an identifiable condition or a named disease process. Without knowing what specific condition (s) is (are) causing these symptoms, it would be incorrect to attribute one vague physical sign (ie forward head posture) to a set of vague symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Neck and back pain can be caused by many things, including intervertebral disc bulge or herniation, spinal stenosis, nerve root impingement, spondylosis, or muscle spasm. Depending on the cause of your neck and back pain, specific treatment options may be recommended, including physical therapy, antiinflammatories, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read more
Pain: Without knowing any more about your history I would suggest a progressive exercise program. Posture is important. Range of motion should be optimized and the supportive muscles should be strengthened. If not significantly better in 6 weeks would recommend that it is evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Nothing specific: Would consider looking into yoga or pilates dvd's.....Definitely review with an experienced trainer or physical therapist to ensure that you are not doing any exercises that may strain your neck or back further. These two exercise styles tend to be low impact and stress positions that improve posture, breathing, and core strength. ...Read more
Back pain: There can be many causes/locations. Avoid carrying heavy items- backpacks, Repetitive motions requiring a lot of backward motion of the shoulder can cause back pain, as can improper posture or computer position. Would break every 1/2 hour for 3-5 minutes and rest. Consider kinesiotape, warm soaks, PT, tumeric 1/2 teaspoon/day. F/u w/ orthopedist for scoliosis, fractures or disc herniation. ...Read more
How to deal with chronic, severe neck/back pain while attending classes when medications aren't working?
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. It might include exercise, massage, therapy, medication, injection, surgery. ..
I recommend you seeing help from a pain management doctor. You would benefit from a comprehensive treatment. ...Read more
Constant neck/back pain. Tried sitting sideways but no help. Should I take breaks to stretch on the floor?
Hi I got a massage for the first time and it felt great during it but after I now have neck and back pain it was kind of hard what should I do?
Neck and back pain all the day whether I sit or lie on bed. Feel better only first half an hour of morning. Get worse on writing, & tv, comp, ipad.
Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board, work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference. Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many things that can cause left neck, shoulder, and back pain including myofascial pain, muscle strain, whiplash, poor posture, muscle imbalances, rotator cuff strain/tears, arthritis of the neck, disc rupture in the neck, a pinched nerve, or even lung or heart problems. See a physiatrist or pain specialist to find the cause, and then you can customize an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have back pain under my neck bone was going on I have back pain under my neck bone was going on
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Intermittent pain on the left side of the neck. Specifically where shoulder and neck meet towards the back. Pain increases on turning left. What to d?
Nerve impingement: See physician if pain continues.Get a more detailed answer ›
More specific: Your question needs to be more specific to obtain a reasonable answer. For example is it neck or back pain? Is there associated arm or leg pain? Is this new pain related to a new exercise or activity? (in which case stop that activity). Do you have any other health issues such as arthritis, cancer, vascular disease, etc. ...Read more
Neck pain: Yes. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) units are safe for the neck and back. The TENS unit takes advantage of the fact that pain and sensation fibers travel together. TENS units stimulate sensation fibers that override pain fibers. Using the TENS unit 10-15 minutes in the morning and the evening is a good option for neck and back pain. ...Read more
Yes!: If you are not careful about your body mechanics while using a computer (keeping your head up, chin back, shoulders down and back, wrists properly neutral, low back straight, legs uncrossed, etc), you can begin to have chronic pain from misalignment of various body parts. Getting some pointers from a physical therapist and taking frequent breaks are your best bet for prevention. ...Read more
Individualized Rx:: There are many contributing factors to chronic neck and back pain, and each individual patient needs an approach specific to the cause (s). Go to the following sites for information about the causes and treatments and you will be better able to make the right choice for yourself: http://bit. Ly/1r1aZ7G http://bit. Ly/1v1juFX http://abt. Cm/1CvlgDP A person's attitude is very important. See comments ...Read more
I have back pain right side just below the bra strap line. Sometimes it goes into my shoulder and neck.?
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
If headaches changed to constant and I have neck and back pain could I have developed occiputial nerugaila?
Not necessarily: If you have changing headaches, and now neck and back pain, this progression should be assessed by your doctor. One possibility could be a developing rheumatological condition but maybe early fibromyalgia. Have this checked out and get it all reversed. Unlikely you have occipital neuralgia as the cause. ...Read more
Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more
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