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Can Allergies Cause Neck Pain
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Can an unknown allergy cause neck pain and pressure on back, sides, and front near adams apple? I also have swollen lymphs and nasal. How do I get checked?
See a doctor: You will likely need some blood tests to find out. Your problems are not usual for an allergic condition. ...Read more
Probably not: Sinus infections can not directly cause body aches. Upper respiratory allergy does not usually cause muscle aches and neck pain. A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract can produce all these symptoms. If so, be patient, drink a lot of fluids and your immune system should kick in. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days, see your physician. ...Read more
Seasonal allergies (& chemicals) cause face to swell under chin and around jawline, painful and uncomfortable. With neck pain. Doctor didn't help.
Contact dermatitis?: Your seasonal allergies are airborne, so would hit primarily moist mucous membranes (eyeballs, inside nose, palate and lungs); would not normally affect intact skin of face, chin, angle of jaw. I have seen extremely high pollen re-erupt childhood eczema on back neck and folds arms legs. Have u considered chemicals in sunscreen or other products causing contact dermatitis? Dermatologist visit? ...Read more
Forehead pain, ear pain, back of. Head pain, cervical neck pain hurts to move. Could it just be allergies?
Possible, unlikely: I suspect your problem is more related to your neck or jaw. ...Read more
Tonsils swollen. Neck pain. Ear pain. Tightness in throat. Had same problem last summer. Doctor said it was allergies and GERD. Eventually went away.
Avaluation: You should see your doctor for evaluation to find the cause, so be treated. ...Read more
Side frnt neck pain. Mild outer ear pain. Easy swalow. Few week now. No lump. Dr say gerd& strs. Muscl relxant. Pntzol, alrgy med. Stil pain on off after talk?
MANY: There are many things that may cause neck & lower back pain. The 2 most common is sprain/strains, and arthritis. Others are disc herniations, infections, tumors, fractures, and congenital deformities. If you are experiencing pain and it does not respond to heat, rest, and stretching exercises, I would suggest that you see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes it can:
Yes it can either directly from the inflamed throat or from the enlarge lymph nodes in the neck that could accompany strep
when the infection is treated the pain slowly will go away
if not see your physician. ...Read more
It may as pain can: Lead to feeling nauseous in some individuals as can medication taken to control that pain. Sometimes, if the pain is due to an injury, there may be an undiagnosed head injury that could also lead to this symptom pattern. Sometimes a viral infection can lead to this combination of symptoms as well. ...Read more
Posture: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. Sit closer to the table and avoid 'hunching' over the plate. If your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Muscles and Nerves: Typically either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. History of head trauma could also result in this pain as well. ...Read more
Valsalva Maneuver: Neck pain with a deep breath or pain when you bear down like when you are having a bowel movement is called Valsalva Maneuver and may indicate the presence of stenosis in the neck, a narrowing of the spinal canal. If it persists, or if you also have pain or numbness that radiates into your arms, you may need to be evaluated by a physician and may need an MRI of your neck. ...Read more
Yes, it can.: The muscle spasms associated with neck pain can definitely communicate with the muscles of the upper back and even the chest. Neck muscle spasms that travel to the scalp muscles can even cause headaches. But make sure with your doctor that this is not cardiac chest pain, particularly if it is associated with exertion. ...Read more
Referred pain: Yes. A whiplash injury can cause neck and shoulder girdle pain that can refer into the temple or jaw or cause headaches. It would still be wise to ensure there was no facial, dental, nerve, or jaw injury. Weakness or facial assymmetry should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Neck pain/headaches: Neck pain is usually muscular in origin, although there may be an underlying cause that starts the muscle pain. Anyway, the posterior neck muscles attach to the skull and so you can feel the pain in the back of the head. Additionally, the frontalis muscle also gets irritated and can cause frontal headaches associated with neck issues. See neurologist to make sure you do not have some other issue. ...Read more
Neck pain: Large breasts rather than an uncomfortable bra is more commonly the cause of neck pain. In my practice, I will refer patients to plastic surgeons for a breast reduction procedure to eliminate the neck pain when other nonoperative measures have failed. If you are physically uncomfortable then you can get neck pain due to muscular stress. So go to a specialty bra store for a comfortable fit. ...Read more
DISH: Exaggerated bone spurs on the front of the spine may do this. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, if you're a googler. Unlikely if you're 35. I would treat these as two separate problems. See an ENT for swallowing issue. Try pt, nsaids, etc for neck. Obtain doctor's eval if not improving. ...Read more
The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
I suspect that your headache might come from the degeneration of facet joint in your neck.
I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
"Pinched Nerve": Neck pain (cervical spine) which improves with tilting the head to one side and not the other side can be a sign of a pinched or compressed nerve, muscle spasms, sprain/strain, as well as other related and unrelated conditions. After your doctor examines your neck, he or she may order an x-ray or another imaging study and may even refer you to another specialist. ...Read more
Heat exercise massag: Moist heat applied to the neck & shoulders; pain med (aleve/advil/motrin—if tolerated by stomach & not on blood thinner coumadin); magnesium to help relax muscles (caution: too much may cause loose bm's); neck and shoulder exercises to relax and fatigue cramped muscles; therapeutic massage; consult doctor if problem worsens or persists more than a few days. ...Read more
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