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Cervical Neck Pain Treatment
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now i feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?
Should not get: swelling from disc herniation and stenosis alone. It could be a deep infection, so it is best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Cervicalgia w/ rad: First..an MRI is needed to make sure you do not have spinal stenosis..something that can go on to have serious side effects if not surgically corrected. There are many causes of neck pain and the cause needs to be ascertained in order to treat properly. Muscle spasm responds well to PT, heat, stretching. Other structural defects needs to be addressed by a qualified nuero or orthopedic suregeon. ...Read more
Went to a chiropractor today because I was having neck pain and said I have a reverse cervical curve. She wants to do a lot of treatments. Should I?
Second Opinion: is always a good thing when considering medical treatment. Your chiro may be honest and accurate but another pair of eyes is always helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Posture: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Change Pillow: You should try different pillow that will keep your neck in a more comfortable and less irritated position when you sleep. This is very personal and depends on how you sleep. Try very flat, contour pillow, etc until you find the best one for you. This should help significantly. ...Read more
Has anyone heard of or know someone that has gotten regenokine treatment for chronic neck pain resulting in headaches?
Is the graston technique good for someone that has neck pain? What is the physical treatment for neck pain? Please help this is driving me crazy
Graston technique: Is great for muscle and myofascial pain. If you have pain simply from that, someone with graston experience can help a great deal. However, if it is from nerve irritation, arthritis or disc issues, then it will not help. The treatment for neck pain really depends on the pathology causing the pain. ...Read more
I m suffering from sharp neck pain sine 5 days ...I m not able to move my head...What is the reason n treatment.
Severe neck pain: Sorry to hear this. Must consider: 1. Muscle strain 2. Muscle spasm 3. Disc abnormality (herniation, bulge, tear...) 4. Facet joint irritation (whiplash joint) probably time to see a doctor. Weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever, bowel or bladder changes would be very worrisome symptoms if you have those as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can dix hallpike maneuver make vertigo worse? I had one treatment I feel worse. I think its neck related no one believes me I have horrid neck pain
My doc says my neck pain comes from uncovertebral hypertrophy. is it really bad prognosis? any special treatment plan? exercise? neck pain for 1.5 yrs
Neck pain: it is very difficult to pin down exactly where neck pain comes from. To say it comes from uncovertebral hypertrophy at 29 is a stretch. I would recommend a good evaluation from a Rheumatologist. have you had an MRI? pain radiating into the arm suggest possibility of nerve root impingment. you clearly need more evaluation. ...Read more
Is radiofrequency ablation safe for a 20 year old with chronic neck pain- have tried conservative treatment. ?
Radiofrequency: RF ablation for the nerves supplying the facet joint in the spine are very effective and can provide relief for more than a year at a time. The catch is that it has to be done by a properly trained physician who understands the fine skills that are required and can provide a safe treatment. You will need two diagnostic blocks which can basically prove that the pain is from those joints. ...Read more
From many days i was suffering from neck pain .With little relief since 2 days now I am feeling pain may left arm left shoulder. What is treatment.
If my liver is between stage 2&3 from hep c & completed treatment should I take hydocodone for neck pain had decompression surgery on 4 5 6 disc ?
Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer . THis sound like correct approach? anything else i should ask?
Sudden neck pain, upper back muscle spasm. Feel relief when I wear neck brace. Pain returns once brace is off. Is it herniated disc? Treatment?
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