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I have intermittent neck pain that I think stems from a C6 compression fracture that I sustained when I was 21 years old. Can this be treated wo meds?

I have intermittent neck pain that I think stems from a C6 compression fracture that I sustained when I was 21 years old. Can this be treated wo meds?

Of course: If nothing's helping, or medicine phobic patients may want to try some alternative treatments. You can try a yoga, bodywork, osteopathy, neural therapy, acupuncture and cognitive behavior therapy. All these modalities harmless and conservative. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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My mom has fracture of the spine C5 and wearing a flexible collar. She complains about neck pain and dizzy spells . What to do?

My mom has fracture of the spine C5 and wearing a flexible collar. She complains about neck pain and dizzy spells . What to do?

See her doctor now: The neck pain is expected from fracture in this region. I would assume this is stable fracture if she was given flexible collar. The concern is that dizzy spells could cause her to fall possibly causing another injury or further injuring this level. The pain or the pain medication may be the cause or maybe this is the reason she sustained the fracture in the first place & that needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on forearm abkve elbow. Worsen with pressure. Feels as if pain is on bone. Tinglinh in fingers+neck pain. Help?

Pain on forearm abkve elbow. Worsen with pressure. Feels as if pain is on bone. Tinglinh in fingers+neck pain. Help?

Possibly nerve issue: Your symptoms are commonly seen with cervical radiculopathy or "pinched nerve in the neck". Although you are relatively young, a disc herniation could cause this condition. If your symptoms persist, worsen or become associated with weakness, balance problems, loss of dexterity or bowel/bladder control issues , you should seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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25 male swallowed a chicken bone was about 3cm long. But it is a matter of concern that still he is suffering from headache and neck-pain badly.

Bone: Chicken bone should not cause a headache but the neck-pain is more worrisome - you need a consultation with a head and neck md for further evaluation to see if the bone has lodged in the esophagus. ...Read more

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Extreme neck pain right on spine/bone. Hard to hold head up. No energy, feel like I can't stay awake. Can't find one comfortable position for neck?

Extreme neck pain right on spine/bone. Hard to hold head up. No energy, feel like I can't stay awake. Can't find one comfortable position for neck?

Get help!: The constellation of symptoms you describe could be due to infection of the vertebrae, especially if you have pain directly in the bone. Best not to wait around with that sort of possibility. See your doctor right away, or go to an ER or urgent care. ...Read more

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I saw a chiropractor for neck pain and he did some weird stuff with my neck and I heard a creepy cracking sound. Felt like bones were breaking! The chiropractor said that's normal. Is that really true?

Manipulation: Of joints especially between vertebral columns which have a lot of carefully constructed spaces to maximize balance and cushion will often result in the escape of gases such as nitrogen, which may contribute to the cracking noise which accompany such movement. An example of this is knuckle cracking. ...Read more

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Woke up and my occipital bone has a small dime size lump that hurts to touch ..having headaches and neck pain ?

Woke up and my occipital bone has a small dime size lump that hurts to touch ..having headaches and neck pain ?

Possibly lymph node: This could be from an insect bite, a lymph node or a small abscess in a hair follicle. Apply heat and give it a couple of days. If it doesn't go away, or gets worse, have a doctor take a look. ...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 has neck pain radiating down to collar bone for past month. Also feel incharacteristicaaly irritable.. Any relationship to symptoms?

I have has neck pain radiating down to collar bone for past month. Also feel incharacteristicaaly irritable.. Any relationship to symptoms?

Perhaps: People in pain tend to be more irritable than people without pain. See your pmd to get an evaluation and get some relief with meds as you need. This may also improve your mood! all the best! ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more