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Cervical spine pain and sensitive to touch. My bones feel like they are crunching together. What do I do?

Cervical spine pain and sensitive to touch. My bones feel like they are crunching together. What do I do?

See a doctor: See a doctor who specializes in these problems. That could be a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehab), orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more


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Needing expert help. I have suffered nerve pain for 20 years after a rta . C6 cervical spine, pain numbness and needles pins?

Needing expert help. I have suffered nerve pain for 20 years after a rta . C6 cervical spine, pain numbness and needles pins?

Cervical radic.: Cervical radiculopathy can present like this. The numbness/tingling would go usually down the arm and into the thumb mostly for a c6 radiculopathy. A cervical epidural steroid injection can help tremendously for this. Surgery may be needed, but and esi and pt and oral anti-inflammatories should usually be tried first. Seek out an interventional pm;r or anesthesia pain physician in your area. ...Read more

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Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an underlying symtom of something?

Can cervical neck pain and lower back pain symptoms along with numbness in ring and pinky finger on left hand, be an    underlying symtom of something?

Cubital tunnel: Entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (funny bone) is common. Usually aggravated with bending of elbow: while sleeping, working at desk, driving a car, all of which we tend to flex the elbow and create increased tension on the ulnar nerve. Try sleeping with straight arms, avoid postures that flex the arms during the day. You're awfully young for neck probs, but possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible after a cervical spine MRI to have woes headaches than before? That's why i had one done cuz of back pain and headaches

Is it possible after a cervical spine MRI to have woes headaches than before? That's why i had one done cuz of back pain and headaches

Not bcs MRI: Mri itself will not contribute to your disease. You headaches could worsen due to the progression of the disease. ...Read more

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Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, i would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more

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Why my very severe cervical spine pain does not reflect on an mri. Surgeon reluctant to do surgery at high-level / poor outcome? Frustrated, want a life again.

Why my very severe cervical spine pain does not reflect on an mri. Surgeon reluctant to do surgery at high-level / poor outcome? Frustrated, want a life again.

Understand .: Understand your frustration. Few things you should understand, first, i agree that every neck or cervical pain doesn't need surgery. Second let someone else review your mri, may be even you need a good MRI with contrast.Third, if above is normal, then consult pain management specialists. ...Read more

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I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis. Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?

I have had up back pain one year. Mri showed mild scoliosis.  Cervical stenosis. Pain is near right shoulder blade close to spine. Pain is like clock work. Why does it feel good to apply pressure?

Not nerve pain: This is more typical of a chronic muscular injury of the muscle inserting on the right medial shoulder blade. If pressure helps the pain, it is not nerve related and therefore not related to the cervical stenosis. Chronic stretching is the treatment. It is unlikely to go away completely, but stretching always helps improve the discomfort. ...Read more

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Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Can a person get cervical and thoracic spine pain after a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

Yes: It is not that common but can be seen. The pain should be transient and short lived. If worsening, accompanied by headaches, fevers, weakness in the extremities, the doctor should be notified immediately. ...Read more

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General weakness, pain, blury vision, brain fogs, knee/leg weeknes, internal tremor, whole spine pain, fatty liver, 1mm cervical, 2mm lumbar disk, neuropathy?

General weakness, pain, blury vision, brain fogs, knee/leg weeknes, internal tremor, whole spine pain, fatty liver, 1mm cervical, 2mm lumbar disk, neuropathy?

Visit your doctor: You have too many symptoms and they are affecting your whole body. Many, many things could be causing your symptoms. Visit your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body. Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Upper spine pain weight loss and night sweat usually around the neck area?

Office visit: I recommend going in to your Dr.'s office for: - full History and Physical - xray or other imaging - labs ...Read more

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I have a neck and spine pain that hurts more when I move my neck along with a cough and peasized glands in my neck could this be lymphoma Im so scared?

I have a neck and spine pain that hurts more when I move my neck along with a cough and peasized glands in my neck could this be lymphoma Im so scared?

Unlikely: The symptoms you describe do not in any way suggest a lymphoma. Pea sized lymph nodes are very common in young people and usually not a cause for concern. If you have multiple hard (like hard rubber) lymph nodes that are not tender, be sure to get them checked. ...Read more

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Neck spine pain. I've been having really bad pain in my neck and really close to the spine right side. What could this be? It's really bad pain to!

Likely muscle spasm: For your age, this pain is likely due to a muscle spasm. Take an over the counter analgesic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Try stretching and heat. If it does not resolve, see your doctor for possible muscle relaxant for a few days and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more