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I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chickenpox is low. Shingles can occur at any age but especially is more common as we age. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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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


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Severe back, shoulder, neck pain, migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea? I don't know what is wrong with me.

Severe back, shoulder, neck pain, migraines, hot flashes, dizziness, nausea? I don't know what is wrong with me.

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

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From a chiropractor, is it bad to crack your back while still going to a chiro and getting adjusted? Suffer from upper back, shoulder, neck pain.

Too much: Self manipulation on top of chiro manipulation can cause unwanted laxity in the joints of your spine. If you have not had a course of formal physical therapy, i would recommend that as your next step. You need to address the muscular component of your pain as well. I would recommend pt outside of where you are getting your chiro care. It is good to get a different approach. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Causes of lower back, shoulder and neck pain?

Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?

I have shoulder and neck pain, it is at the base of my head and goes along my neck down along my shoulder and shoulder blade. Like being pushed down?

Muscle spasm. : Absent injury, of which you made no mention, is probably muscle spasm from awkward neck posture while sleeping. Is common in people in thirties and in springtime for some reason. Some think is from cold air coursing over neck while sleeping. Use heating pad while awake to relax neck muscles. Wear a turtleneck to bed. If continues see an osteopath. ...Read more

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How come i always wake up with shoulder, back, and neck pain?

How come i always wake up with shoulder, back, and neck pain?

Pillow: Lots of people have poor sleeping conditions. A tall pillow is often responsible for a lot of these problems. Try a lower pillow, and perhaps a firmer mattress. Also, take some anti-inflammatories before going to bed, if your stomach can tolerate it. Good luck, hope it helps! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I am having a severe shoulder nd back neck pain from 2 months..?

Evaluation: Go to your physician for evaluation. After 2 months, if it hasn't gone away, something else needs to be done. ...Read more