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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

Bone (Definition)

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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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