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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Neck Aches

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What could cause a neck ache that moves to different places?

What could cause a neck ache that moves to different places?

Muscle-degenerative: It is either muscular in nature or related to some underlying degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Avoiding prolonged positions and awkward ones and maintaining good head posture can help as well as simple stretching exercises especially when in a hot shower or using some otc medications if needed. Consider sleeping with one thin pillow and cessation of tobacco & regular exercise. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches/neck aches/sore throat?

What can cause headaches/neck aches/sore throat?

Infection: Common viral & bacterial infections as well as some toxin exposures can cause Headaches/neck aches/sore throat.Treatment can be symptomatic - NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen (stay away from aspirin-still a risk for Reyes syndrome, even in adults). If it is severe or lasts more than a few days, definitely consult your doctor.Antibiotic/antiviral treatment may be in order. ...Read more

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Could a curved spine cause neck ache?

Could a curved spine cause neck ache?

Yes, but: Most neck pain is the result of degenerative changes in the neck. The most common cause is spondylolysis of the cervical spine (intervertebral disk degeneration) or it could be muscle strain from a minor injury. A complete history and physical examination by your doctor should help you get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What could cause bad headaches and neck aches?

What could cause bad headaches and neck aches?

Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, eye strain, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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My boobs are causing me back and neck aches, what to do?

My boobs are causing me back and neck aches, what to do?

Depends: First thing would be to strengthen the muscles in the upper back and scapular areas. Often if there is cervical spine pathology it can be addressed via physical therapy, medications and injection therapies as well. However if the underlying pathology could be corrected via exercise that would be best. Also people have gotten breast reduction surgery as a last resort to address this issue. ...Read more

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May I know the causes to neck & shoulder aching?

May I know the causes to neck & shoulder aching?

Stress muscle : Muscle tension from poor sitting posture poor fitness computer over use anxiety poor sleep modern human society poor nutrition dehydration old age. ...Read more

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I have calcium growth on my C5 & poor curvature in my neck. I love to read but it causes my neck to ache. How should I position myself for reading?

I have calcium growth on my C5 & poor curvature in my neck. I love to read but it causes my neck to ache. How should I position myself for reading?

Elevated table: Try to keep your chin up and head back maintaining your normal cervical curvature. An ergonomic angled and elevated reading table would be helpful. ...Read more

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