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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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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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Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Best way to treat severe back, head and neck pain after drinking alcohol?

Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and the risks go far beyond head, neck, and back pain. Just like mom used to say, "if it hurts when you do that, then don't do that.". ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage recurrent neck pain?

What is the best way to manage recurrent neck pain?

Stretch and exercise: Since this is a recurrent problem, evaluation by a physiatrist can help determine the cause and guide you to the best specific treatments (depending if the pain is coming from the bones, nerves, muscles, or fascia). Balancing the postural muscles, stretching, and strengthening neck/shoulders and evaluating the ergonomics of your work station are important. Massage/ice/heat/acupuncture= temp relief. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get pain under control chronic pancreatitis and degenerative disk with bone spurs in neck pain arm and lower back and legs?

Unstable neck and ba: The neck and back pain is from instability associated with bad ligaments in the neck and back. The pancreatitis could be the back itself giving the pain. You would greatly benefit from prolotherapy to the neck and back. Find a doctor and learn about prolotherapy fro www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. Stop smoking! ...Read more

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Lower back pain: 6+yrs now. Often have major pain after waking up, but sometimes worsens during the day. Shoulder & neck pain sometimes. How to treat?

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Lower back pain: 6+yrs now. Often have major pain after waking up, but sometimes worsens during the day. Shoulder & neck pain sometimes. How to treat?

Low back pain: I would recommend you get evaluated for this. Because of the chronicity, multiple areas, and the major pain that you describe in your sleep this may imply many things of which require good history, exam, and diagnostic work up such as x-rays and mri. I would recommend that you see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for neck pain, i can't turn to the left ?

What's the best thing for neck pain, i can't turn to the left ?

Wry neck: Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep . Use either an ice pack or a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself. Take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have a really bad neck pain along with my shoulders that have been hurting me. What's the best medicine to use?

Evaluate first : First get evaluated by a professional competent in assessing your musculoskeletal and neurologic systems. Barring any major structural problems, medications would not be the first nor primary remedy choice. ...Read more

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Worsening neck pain and stiffness. What should I do?

Worsening neck pain and stiffness. What should I do?

See PMD: See pmd for evaluation. This could be from cervical spinal arthritis. Be seen so that a proper history, physical and possible imaging can be done. If spinal problem then therapy and pain management interventions are very effective. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor treat my neck pain?

Can a chiropractor treat my neck pain?

Hard to say: Not enough detail to answer well.An alternative for getting your neck pain properly assessed & treated might be to consult a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). D.O.'s are fully licensed physicians & surgeons & can perform any & all necessary tests to make sure the cause of your pain is benign.In addition, D.O.'s also do manipulation (similar to chiropractic) & many can use that to fix necks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this chronic neck pain and how to treat?

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Can you tell me about this chronic neck pain and how to treat?

Need more info: The cause can vary greatly. From muscle spasms and other soft tissue strain injuries, to a pinched nerve, to facet joint issues. The treatment will be in large part dictated by the etiology. Treatment can be conservative measures like physical therapy, some medications, and acupuncture- to more invasive procedures like injections and even surgery- go get checked out. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter product to relieve neck pain?

What is the best over-the-counter product to relieve neck pain?

NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to strengthen upper and lower back/neck pain?

Extension: Neck&back pain can result from repeated flexed postures-examples of this are texting, writing eating.We are frequently in this forward bending position.This can result in disc herniations leading to pain.Repeated extension exercises can help reverse this and strengthen the back. I recommend the book "treat your own back" by r. Mckenzie. Yoga also improves strength and flexibility of the spine. ...Read more

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How should I treat frequent headaches and neck pain?

How should I treat frequent headaches and neck pain?

Neck pain treatment: Chronic neck pain without an underlying surgical cause is difficult to treat. Seek the advice of a spine specialist (surgeon or physiatrist) to make sure all reversible causes of the neck pain have been evaluated and treated. If they have then the mainstays of treatment are strengthening, stretching and rarely chronic pain medications. Other treatments can be chiropractor and acupuncture. ...Read more

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How do I treat frequent headaches and neck pain?

Several ways: Headaches in the back of the head with neck pain can be due to a variety of issues including sprains, underlying neck arthritis, neck instability and disc herniations particularly in upper disc levels. Treatment can include time, activity modification, local heat applications, physical therapy, medication and when indicated- pain management procedures and if symptoms persist , even surgery. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain after skiing accident. How do I treat this?

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Chronic neck pain after skiing accident. How do I treat this?

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment might include exercise, massage, physical therapy, medication, injections ... I recommend you seeking help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation from a pain management physician. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat ongoing shoulder/neck pain?

Neck pain: You must obtain MRI of the cervical spine without contrast first in order to determine any spinal cord injury or nerve root impingement. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy or medicine for chronic back & neck pain?

Several: There are many medications and therapy programs for neck and back pain. Medication may include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and pain medication. Therapy should focus on restoring proper spinal function, improving posture, and strengthening the core. ...Read more

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