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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Im an 18yo Female with: Constant Chesty Cough, Night Sweats, Hard to Breathe, Not Eating, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Wheezing and I have Asthma. HELP?

Im an 18yo Female with: Constant Chesty Cough, Night Sweats, Hard to Breathe, Not Eating, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Wheezing and I have Asthma. HELP?

You need: an evaluation which includes an exam and possibly a chest radiograph. If you have asthma, then peak flow or lung function and a medical management plan are in order. You should be screened for risk factors for tuberculosis and other lung diseases or infections. Do not wait, and get evaluated soon! ...Read more

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Worsening neck pain and stiffness. What should I do?

Worsening neck pain and stiffness. What should I do?

See PMD: See pmd for evaluation. This could be from cervical spinal arthritis. Be seen so that a proper history, physical and possible imaging can be done. If spinal problem then therapy and pain management interventions are very effective. ...Read more

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I woke up with left side neck pain and stiffness. What could this be?

I woke up with left side neck pain and stiffness. What could this be?

Wry neck: Sounds like you have a wry neck, from sleeping in an awkward position. Sleep with a heating pad set on low, flat in bed, without a pillow and take Ibuprofen for pain. It should take about a week to improve. ...Read more

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Is it possible that neck pain and stiffness are caused from general anaesthetic?

Is it possible that neck pain and stiffness are caused from general anaesthetic?

No but the position: Your head and neck was held along with the length that you were under anesthesia as well as any underlying cervical spine conditions may lead to this symptom complex. If it persists, let your physician know to see if any treatment may be indicated. ...Read more

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What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give an non judgemental answer. :-)

The destructive drug: You don't want any judgmental answer; but as a physician, i don't judge. But i can't comment without telling you that there are grave medical dangers to your meth use. It adversely affects the brain --exposes you to significant emotional+cognitive problems. Arrhythmias, increased blood pressure, carotid artery dissections, leading to neck pain and severe stroke. Tremors can also lead to neck pain. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and stiffness, tingling in shoulders and headaches every day. It's relieved while sleeping and returns when I get up the next morning?

I have neck pain and stiffness, tingling in shoulders and headaches every day. It's relieved while sleeping and returns when I get up the next morning?

Probably Tension : While the symptoms described can be attributed to muscle tension and spasm, as a result of posture or stress, you should have a thorough evaluation by your primary physician to determine if any further testing is required. ...Read more

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Had my 10th Lumbar Puncture on May 31st. Blood patch a week later. Now I have severe neck pain and stiffness. Should I be worried? What can I do?

Had my 10th Lumbar Puncture on May 31st. Blood patch a week later. Now I have severe neck pain and stiffness. Should I be worried? What can I do?

Maybe not, but: The lumbar puncture was in a different site from your current complaints, BUT it is possible that you acquired an infection from the lumbar puncture. If that's the case, your symptoms could be meningitis. You need to see your PCP ASAP or go to the ER, especially if you have a fever. You'll probably need another tap to assess for microbes. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Severe headache for a.week sore throat neck pain and stiffness, Going on 7dys bad neck and upper back pain. CT and xray clear? Meds work semi briefly

Severe headache for a.week sore throat neck pain and stiffness, Going on 7dys bad neck and upper back pain. CT and xray clear? Meds work semi briefly

Is there a fever?: You will do best with a specific diagnosis This sounds like a viral illness but the persistent headache needs. clarification. You need to ask you physician to have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Neck pain from ipad use. What can I do to reduce pain amd stiffness?

Neck pain from ipad use. What can I do to reduce pain amd stiffness?

Look at Eye Level: Try to use ipad at eye level to reduce neck flexion which seems to be issue with people that read a lot of books, text on their iphones and use their mobile devices. For now, ice and use some nsaids for relief. Also consider neck strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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What to do about my stress-related neck pain/stiffness?

What to do about my stress-related neck pain/stiffness?

Muscular pain - help: Pain generators likely muscular - have someone apply gentle pressure to the sore muscle areas for 1-2 min at a time. Pain likely to subside after 3-4 sessions. If no relief have doctor check for greater occipital neuralgia (treatable with injections) etc. Other options - yoga, biofeedback, keep neck warm with hoodie, scarf etc. John e sarno's book (amazon) has helped many folks with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness x2days, difficulty looking down, no other symptoms. Any suggestions? Healthy , no meds , just real bad neck pain .

Neck stiffness x2days, difficulty looking down, no other symptoms. Any suggestions? Healthy , no meds , just real bad neck pain .

Neck support : Try cervical pillow, warm compresses & aleve (naproxen) OTC. You can use up to 2 aleve (naproxen) twice a day with food. Check with you local doctor if not better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain that becomes unbearable at times? I have burning and numbness in the neck with stiffness . What could it be? Please help

What causes neck pain that becomes unbearable at times? I have burning and numbness in the neck with stiffness . What could it be? Please help

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Few days ago, I woke up with neck pain/stiffness. Symptoms relieved after a couple days. Now I woke up with pain at the center base of my right palm.

Few days ago, I woke up with neck pain/stiffness. Symptoms relieved after a couple days. Now I woke up with pain at the center base of my right palm.

Not sure the events: are related, but pain in the neck followed by pain/weakness of a limb is never a good thing... if they are connected. Or they may be completely random, separate things. Either way you should see a healthcare provider for further examination and hopefully diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can neck pain/stiffness accompany a sinus infection?

Can neck pain/stiffness accompany a sinus infection?

Yes: If you have had a recent sinus infection, and now you are having neck pain stiffness, you could have meningitis. You need to seek medical attention immediately to rule this out. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more