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Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen , achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back ?

Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the  neck and sore swellen , achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back ?

Not usually: Infected tonsil(s) is usually associated with throat pain, fever, difficulty/pain swallowing, and perhaps ear pain. Please make an appointment to see your doctor to find why you are experiencing the symptoms you described. ...Read more

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Hi i work in a call center, 4 days ago i got a pain in my upper back now its so much worse and swollen what could this be? Thank you

Time for exam: get to your physician for an examination and treatment. This sounds like muscular spasm; however, the swelling is quite concerning. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always felt the pain in my upper back left shoulder.And always swollen.Thanks.

Muscle tear?: There is obviously some inflammatory lesion in this area. Whether it is from a local muscular problem or being radiated from elsewhere is difficult to say without full detailed exam and perhaps some testing. See a doctor and get this worked out. ...Read more

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Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

You can take Motrin : Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen 800 mg temporarily to help with swelling.Warm compresses may help loosen the tightness. You will need to see your physician in am for further recommendation. You may have an infection causing the swelling and tightness. ...Read more

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Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck.Looks like a big swollen knot.Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck.Looks like a big swollen knot.Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Don't lie on back: If it hurts to lie on your back, don't. Otherwise it does't matter what posture as long as you're comfortable. ...Read more

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I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it. My upper back on the right around neck also hurts. ?

I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it.  My upper back on the right around neck also hurts. ?

Bone or tendon prob: Most common cause of medial foot pain and swelling is either tendonitis or partial tear of the posterior tibial tendon. Classically it hurts when you raise up on your toes. In the same area u could have a symptomatic accessory navicular bone. U need to be examined, xrayeed +- MRI to tell what problem is. The back/neck pain is probably unrelated but could be part of an inflammatory arthritis pictur. ...Read more

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Im experiencing light fever every night and upper back pain and swollen nodes in the neck, what are these symptoms for?

Im experiencing light fever every night and upper back pain and swollen nodes in the neck, what are these symptoms for?

Need evaluation: Having a persistent, recurring fever is always a concern....for ongoing infection, a rheumatologic problem, or even a cancer-type problem. You need to see your doctor for a thorough evaluation and tests for the most likely causes. Make an appointment today. Good wishes;) ...Read more

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Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?

Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?

Reset!: Your body needs you to hit the reset button! Abstain from all video games and junk food. Walk or exercise at least 30-60 minutes a day for the next week. Go online and print out a menu for the Mediterranean Diet and follow that strictly for 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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