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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Best way to treat neck pain  that worsens as day progresses?

Neck Pain: This pain may be due to improper positions, maneuvers, or postures that you do on a daily basis. For example, if you work a certain job that requires you to type on the computer, hold the phone, or position yourself in a particular way for extended periods of time, then a change in life style could help. Otherwise, you need to follow up with a physician and may be obtain some radiologic tests. ...Read more

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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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What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

NSAIDs : There aren't a lot of options over the counter, but NSAIDs such as Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products are the traditional non prescription medications used to treat back pain, moist heat can also help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific cause to your pain. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

I'm curious as to what's the best way to treat mod-severe neck pain?

Exercise: A hep and stretching with neck strengthening is the best. You need to balance the anterior neck muscles with the posterior neck muscles. Often , the posterior muscles are a lot stronger. Stretching also helps with warm moist heat to relax the posterior, tighter muscles. Sometimes, you may benefit from traction as directed by a therapist. This depends on the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve a HA that does not go away with sleep or OTC medicine?

What is the best way to relieve a HA that does not go away with sleep or OTC medicine?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

See below: Very serious condition that needs aggressive treatment. Pain is treated like any pain as an adjunctive condition. ...Read more

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Is joint pain worse or better in the cold with autoimmune? And what can I do to make it better without meds? Exercise? Stretching? Toning?

Is joint pain worse or better in the cold with autoimmune? And what can I do to make it better without meds? Exercise? Stretching? Toning?

See details: Generally temps do not effect joint pain all that much. Humidity and drops in barometric pressure have greater effect. Beware trying to treat autoimmune causes of arthritis by so-called natural means. These are systemic inflammatory diseases that carry great risk. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the minimum time and maximum effictive exercise that helps reduce lower back pain or fix the probleme over time that caused by disc eruption?

What is the minimum time and maximum effictive exercise that helps reduce lower back pain or fix the probleme over time that caused by disc eruption?

Impossible 2 answer-: -each case is different. If U have a herniated disk & R very symptomatic, a spine surgeon is who U should B Cing, Exercises will not make it better, epidural steroids can give relief but is usually not long lasting. Eventually if it interferes with quality of life, surgical option can B the answer. From a micro diskectomy to fusion or disk replacement R all on the table until U C a spine surgeon, ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve severe back pain with over-the-counter medicine?

What is the best way to relieve severe back pain with over-the-counter medicine?

Anti-inflammatories: Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be very effective in relieving back pain when used regularly for a short period of time. These are usually paired with stretching and strengthening back exercises. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve serious ankle pain if cocodamol and nsaids fail as I have to wait till monday to see a doctor?

What is  the best way to relieve serious ankle pain if cocodamol and nsaids fail as I have to wait till monday to see a doctor?

Need to know cause: The nature of the pain has to be established first, if the meds that you are taking are not working that means something else is going on besides inflammation, maybe torn ligament, etc. See an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to strengthen joints such as the sholder to help throwing?

Is it possible to strengthen joints such as the sholder to help throwing?

Yes: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. ...Read more

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Wat is the best way to treat sciatica pain and does running affect it?

Wat is the best way to treat sciatica pain and does running affect it?

Mostly Time: 90% with sciatica due to disc herniation get better without surgery independent of any specific treatment -time is biggest healer. Treatment can include: medication, injections, activity modification, physical therapy, acupuncture & chiropractic. Regular exercise in terms of cardiovascular/stretching/core(stomach-back-leg) strengthening while stqying trim & not smoking. Running fine if no pain ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? If so, what is the best way to help with the pain?

Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? If so, what is the best way to help with the pain?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility can be assoc. with joint pain esp. if you've dislocated a joint or sustained an injury to the joint. Referred pain means, pain in another area (related) to the primary site often on the same side. It is difficult to be more precise with your question. Look at hypermobility support groups: http://hypermobility.org/ Keep your muscles, tendons strong with appropriate PT. ...Read more

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Is the first time I see a hsv-2 lesion in the eye, can still cause blindness? What OTC can I use to relief the pain and fast healing?

Is the first time I see a hsv-2 lesion in the eye, can still cause blindness? What OTC can I use to relief the pain and fast healing?

Taking a risk: How do you know this is HSV-2? Do you have it elsewhere? Herpes on the eye can be destructive and can scar, affecting the final vision permanently. Do you see a white spot on the cornea? and especially if you are a contact lens wearer? This could be an ulcer which could be dangerous. No OTC products will touch these types of infection. See your ophthalmologist quiickly. ...Read more

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How long should one take motrin and apply arnica gel to neck jaw traps to treat pain and stiffness. Will body heal itself to not need it? Jaw problem.

How long should one take motrin and apply arnica gel to neck jaw traps to treat pain and stiffness. Will body heal itself to not need it? Jaw problem.

If this goes on...: ....More than a few days without improvement, then the arnica and Motrin are not helping. See your doctor to rule out something serious. If your doctor doesn't find anything, then a good chiropractor or physical therapist might be you best bet for relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in the lower back - caused by muscle pain or kidney pain. How to distinguish them and how urgent it is to treat the kidney pain?

Sudden pain in the lower back - caused by muscle pain or kidney pain. How to distinguish them and how urgent it is to treat the kidney pain?

Most important..: The most important thing is a urinalysis. With pyelonephritis you would have a fever almost always. With a kidney stone, usually microscopic or macroscopic blood in urine. If your pain last more than a day, see your pcp asap. You c an take over the counter alleve. ...Read more

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Is it better to use hot or cold compresses for back pain caused by the sciatica nerve?

Is it better to use hot or cold compresses for back pain caused by the sciatica nerve?

Either?: However, it will be temporary as it takes a lot to get down into the spine which might not work. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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I'm having more and more discs(lumbar) herniating, and worsening arthritis in the spine as well. Can barely walk. Best Dr. & treatment options please?

I'm having more and more discs(lumbar) herniating, and worsening arthritis in the spine as well. Can barely walk. Best Dr. & treatment options please?

Orthopedic surgeon: An orthopedic surgeon is one of the several specialties that treat people with spine problems. That is not to say you need surgery, but they can discuss your condition and your treatment options with you. ...Read more

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Hyper Lordosis how to alleviate pain and which position is bet when sleeping to minimize pain?

Hyper Lordosis how to alleviate pain and which position is bet when sleeping to minimize pain?

Fetal position: or side lying, get the posture better or it will get worse see a physical therapist to help you , if overweight lose it , never smoke, , take tyelnol and aleve por excedrin for pain or pother otc meds, ...Read more