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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. Qamar Khan
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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

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