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What should I do about this bone in the back of my neck the bone is sticking it is so painful I barely can keep my head up?

What should I do about this bone in the back of my neck the bone is sticking it is so painful I barely can keep my head up?

Pain: Anyof the buldging disc of vertibrea can cause pain, cervical coller and antiinflamatory drug will help. Best to visit the orthopedic for advice, MRI of neck will provide more information and treatment. Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?

After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?

Overuse injury: Their are several muscles that attach to that area that are involved in extending the head and reaching back at the same time. The action of hitting a spike uses muscles attached to this area. Repetitive use that injures this area can result in a type of injury similar to "tennis elbow" or "shin splints". Ice and rest is very important to prevent significant injury. See doc if not improved! Read more

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I have a muscular type pain from my left back shoulder up into my neck. It is painful all the time and my neck bones are cracking a lot.

I have a muscular type pain from my left back shoulder up into my neck. It is painful all the time and my neck bones are cracking a lot.

Stenosis: Sounds like cervical stenosis, which is a narrowing of the nerve canal in the neck. Don't hesitate to be seen to verify the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Read more

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Been having neck pain and stifness for a month, headache for a week now. If I press on my neck bones it is painful. Cant turn head. Cause pls?

Been having neck pain and stifness for a month, headache for a week now. If I press on my neck bones it is painful. Cant turn head. Cause pls?

Neck pain & stiff: Hello. Facet joints are responsible for allowing you to comfortably turn your head from side to side and extend it. You may benefit from a short course of oral steroids (7 days) or Toradol (5 days if your PCP approves) to reduce pain and stiffness in your neck.
Have you undergone any PT or chiropractic treatment? These may also be beneficial to get the function of your neck back under control. Read more

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I have enlarged nodes on my left side, neck in multiple areas including next to collar bone., one is about an inch long, if they are touched it, sends pain n burning sensations that lasts awhile. Also groin nodes painful. And feel hard. I've had tingli

I have enlarged nodes on my left side, neck in multiple areas including next to collar bone., one is about an inch long, if they are touched it, sends pain n burning sensations that lasts awhile. Also groin nodes painful. And feel hard. I've had tingli

Enlarged lymph: Nodes are caused by infection or inflammation in vast majority of cases. But if they are persistent and generalized, it could mean something more serious, such as atypical infection, lymphoma, or Hodgkin's disease. Best to have a doctor look at them. Read more

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Lower back pain, rt arm-very painful. From shoulder to finger. Burning neck pain. X-ray says C6 and C7 bone on bone. Next is MRI then what?

Lower back pain, rt arm-very painful. From shoulder to finger. Burning neck pain. X-ray says C6 and C7 bone on bone. Next is MRI then what?

Depending on the MRI: Findings and their correlation tot he symptoms/signs, and if no response to non operative treatments, your surgeon might advise surgery. He'll discuss the procedure with you.
If nerves are pinched or the cord, then surgery would be the correct option for you.
Good luck. Read more

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I have swollen glands in my r groin, l nipple and back of my neck near my occipital bone. All areas are painful and sensitive. Could it be from general liver detoxing?

I have swollen glands in my r groin, l nipple and back of my neck near my occipital bone. All areas are painful and sensitive. Could it be from general liver detoxing?

No.: There is no such thing as "general liver detoxing" that would cause any symptoms. Multiple swollen, tender glands sounds more like an infection. See your doctor if it persists. Read more

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Swollen, sore red joints 1st 2nd finger joints-other painful areas: jaw, hips, bones in top of feet...Neck. Also have fatigue. Could this allbe oa?

Swollen, sore red joints 1st 2nd finger joints-other painful areas: jaw, hips, bones in top of feet...Neck. Also have fatigue. Could this allbe oa?

Varies: May or may not all be from same cause, if it is it suggests something more systemic. A good medical checkup with some basic lab work would probably be a good place to start. Read more

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How could I know if I had broken any bones in my neck?

How could I know if I had broken any bones in my neck?

Neck: Typically a fall or significant injury are needed to fracture bones in the neck. If you have pain in your neck and you had an injury like this you see a doctor today in the er. After examining you, x-rays may be done as well as a ct or mri. These imaging studies are needed to tell if there is a fracture. Most neck injuries are muscle strains. Read more

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Is there a special pillow that I can lay on, when I have aging of the bones in my neck?

Is there a special pillow that I can lay on, when I have aging of the bones in my neck?

NECK PILLOW SUPPORT: A neck pillow with good shape and consistency, and with firm support for cervical spine curvature, is generally recommended as an aid for neck pain and support. If you search for "pillows for neck support, " you will find scores of pillows that meet these criteria. Read more

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I've have done self manipulation of my neck for 15 years now. Now my bones in my neck make a crunching grinding noise with movement &i'm always dizzy?

I've have done self manipulation of my neck for 15 years now. Now my bones in my neck make a crunching grinding noise with movement &i'm always dizzy?

Advise against: Though many chiropractors do cervical manipulation it isn't necessarily advised by others in the medical profession. Significant risks are present with respect to damaging arteries running in the back of the relatively exposed neck area which feed the brainstem and this can be fatal in some cases. I wouldn't recommend continuing this practice. The american academy of neurology advises against it. Read more

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What to do if I felt something hard but maybe it was his neck bone?

What to do if I felt something hard but maybe it was his neck bone?

Evaluation: Discuss it with the person that you are concerned about and get evaluated if needed. Read more