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I've had a Crick in my neck for over a month and I also noticed a knot the size of a small pea... I think it's a lymph node... But it comes and goes?

I've had a Crick in my neck for over a month and I also noticed a knot the size of a small pea... I think it's a lymph node... But it comes and goes?

Neck: Sounds like a muscle sprain with an associated inflamed lymph node. Start with warm compresses three times a day for several days. If not better have to checked by an ENT ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node in neck for a month now my blood tests have been all clear the doctors aren't worried but I am I also have headaches?

I have swollen lymph node in neck for a month now my blood tests have been all clear the doctors aren't worried but I am I also have headaches?

Get checked: Swollen nodes may be residual from a viral infection. The most common bacteria causing enlarged nodes are strep and staph so sometimes going on an antibiotic effective against them will make them smaller which makes it less likely that something bad is happening. Even in cases of lymphoma blood testing is normal. I would see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have one itchy spot on my neck for a month now--no scabies-no lice- not allergic to any soaps--no new clothing--no scabies--what is it?

I have one itchy spot on my neck for a month now--no scabies-no lice- not allergic to any soaps--no new clothing--no scabies--what is it?

Hard to speculate: This may have started off as a simple reaction to something you came in contact with. If it has persisted this long it may be what is labeled a neurodermatitis, a fancy label for changes that occur if you itch & scratch producing more itching & scratching. It may respond to an otc hydrocortisone cream and your willful effort to avoid scratching for a couple months. Your doc may need to see it. ...Read more

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I've been having a Crick in my neck on the right side on and off for 1 month? Do you think it could be something else?

I've been having a Crick in my neck on the right side on and off for 1 month? Do you think it could be something else?

Crick: Hard to tell from your description. Could be muscular or bony. Although warm compresses are helpful, since its been going on for a month see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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My neck has been hurting for about 4 months now, the pain is consistent never stops hurting, what could it might be?

My neck has been hurting for about 4 months now, the pain is consistent never stops hurting, what could it might be?

Neck pain: Could be muscular or musculoskeletal. Does the pain radiate down your arms, cause numbness, tingling in the hands or fingers? If so, this speaks more for a problem with the neck and its disks between the vertebrae. See a physician for an exam and further advice as this is hard to diagnose with just the information you have given. ...Read more

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My nephew is 6 months. His neck is not much stronger as usually baby of his age have. Always needs support. Is it abnormal?

My nephew is 6 months. His neck is not much stronger as usually baby of his age have. Always needs support. Is it abnormal?

Neck Control: Poor neck control could be a sign of developmental or other problems in a child. The pediatrician can tell if the child has an appropriate neck control for age and refer if concerned. ...Read more

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I had my right lymphoids removed a month ago. I have been having sever pain on the left side of my neck. Why the left side and not right?

I had my right lymphoids removed a month ago. I have been having sever pain on the left side of my neck. Why the left side and not right?

See doctor: It could've been the position your head was in when they removed the right sided lymphoid tissue. Also with your history of throat cancer, you have to be closely watched by your doctor. So, if you're in severe pain, it's best to call your pcp, and let her/him know what you're experiencing. So they can prescribe something for relief, and also document this in your chart. ...Read more

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My trapaziod has hurt for 1 month. First as a knot. Now its a litte bigger, hurts into the base of my neck. It also is messing with the soft tissue in?

My trapaziod has hurt for 1 month. First as a knot. Now its a litte bigger, hurts into the base of my neck. It also is messing with the soft tissue in?

OTC meds, imaging: NJohns
Muscular pain can be frustrating. Taking an anti inflammatory drug such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, naprosyn obtained OTC at a pharmacy may help. Take with food so it does not upset your stomach.
Changing position, work clothes posture may help as well.
Massage and warm shower can break muscle spasm
May need to get imaging tests.
Feel better
Dr Lange ...Read more

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My neck has locked up and can't move it to the left at all and stays like that up to twenty min. In the last six months this has happened 5 or 6 times the pain feels like it is maybe from one of the first 4 or 5 verda

It: It sounds like you may be dealing with a muscle spasm. Have you tried musce relaxers or anti-inflammatory medications? I am curious to know what relieves the pain? Do you have any other symptoms when this happens like tingling or numbness? Were you involved in an accident prior to the start of these symptoms?
When you see your primary care provider for this issue, these and other questions will be asked, along with a physical exam, and possibly imaging studies ordered. This is the only way to figure out what exactly you are dealing with, and to ensure proper treatment.
I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I have had a kink im my neck for several months. Should I be concerned?

I have had a kink im my neck for several months. Should I be concerned?

Maybe- maybe not: A kink can be muscular, disc, joint, torticollis. It depends on your age, x-rays, neurologic changes. Is the neck tender to touch? Does it hurt to turn one direction, or another direction. By kink do you mean the neck is stuck in one direction. Has there been an injury? Sometimes easy treatments - exercise, physical therapy, neck pillow can help a lot. At times medications maybe needed. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old he can't hold his neck still properly. Is it Ok for his age?

My baby is 3 months old he can't hold his neck still properly. Is it Ok for his age?

Schedule Check-up: Your 3 mos old "can't hold neck". By age 2 mos, 75 % of infants can lift their head to a 45 degree angle and by age 3 mos, 75 % can lift head to 90 degrees. Sitting with a steady head is achieved between ages 2-4 mos. It is important to see your pediatrician at the recommended baby checks to ensure development occurs normally. If your baby has not had the 2 mos check, do so now. Next is at 4 mos. ...Read more

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I have had what feels like a knot in my neck for about a month, should I be concerned?

Yes.: This could be benign cyst or lipoma, but in your age group could be many other things. Doc needs to look at it. ...Read more

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I have spots under I neck and they've been spreading and I had them a couple of months?

I have spots under I neck and they've been spreading and I had them a couple of months?

Rash: It sounds like you have a rash, skin inflammation, infection or irritation, You do need an exam to get the diagnosis for appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Shattered shoulder 5 months ago having serious pain both shoulders could of there been injury to neck or back

Shattered shoulder 5 months ago having serious pain both shoulders could of there been injury to neck or back

Yes: Sounds like you had a high energy injury. The shoulder girdle is surrounded by a rich network of nerves and many patients can have neck, spine, and nerve damage at the same time. Have a detailed evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I did a backflip onto my neck 5 months ago and I'm having some serious lower back issues. What does that mean?

I did a backflip onto my neck 5 months ago and I'm having some serious lower back issues. What does that mean?

Acrobatic accident: Go see a doctor for this. You could start with your regular physician, but may end up seeing either a sports medicine specialist or orthopedist specializing in the spine. You may be sent for physical therapy. You will most likely have X-rays done. ...Read more

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I can feel a little bump under my neck on the right side for the past 3 months, it's not visible, so should I be worried?

I can feel a little bump under my neck on the right side for the past 3 months, it's not visible, so should I be worried?

Adenopathy: Probably a swollen lymph node. I have had one for a long time. As long as it does not get bigger should not be issue. However if bigger and especially "spongier" I would get that checked. ...Read more

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I can feel a small gland on left side of my neck it does not hurt its hard and its been there for months since I notice it

Enlarged: Enlarged lymph nodes or "lymphadenopathy" are very common. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system and enlarge with white blood cells to fight off infections when they detect a foriegn substance such as a virus or bacteria. (ever notice lumps in your neck with a sore throat?) usually these nodes shrink back down to normal size a few weeks after the infection is over, but can sometimes stay enlarged. No one is quite sure why this happens, but it's usually harmless.

Other illnesses such as autoimmune disease or cancer can cause enlarged lymph nodes, but often multiple nodes are involved, they can get very large, keep growing instead of shrinking and are associated with other symptoms such as fever, chills, weight loss, rash, etc. If you are concerned about this node, or notice it enlarging, becoming painful, or if you nitce more, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident a year ago. My neck has been bothering me for about 4-5 months. Could it be because of the accident?

I was in a car accident a year ago. My neck has been bothering me for about 4-5 months. Could it be because of the accident?

No: A car accident from a year ago would have resulted in symptoms almost immediately or within a few days, not over 6 months later. You should see your physician for further work up. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a small nodule on the right side of my neck and after 3 month I found it doubled its size. I feel no pain from it.

Need exam: A painless nodule of the neck could represent a sign of many different problems. You need to see an otolaryngologist for evaluation and management. This likely would include a biopsy; possibly a fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...Read more

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The lower left side of my back hurts whenever I bend my neck downwards. This has been happening for a few months. What is the cause?

The lower left side of my back hurts whenever I bend my neck downwards. This has been happening for a few months. What is the cause?

Applauding awareness: I commend any younger person picking up on what their body is doing and inquiring about it. That kind of awareness over a lifetime will serve you well.
Bending your head stretches your neck muscles which are connected to muscles in the back and low back. Pain described is often from poor posture. Strengthen and balance the core muscles. ...Read more

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My son (15 years) has a decent size mark on the back of his neck that has appeared about a month ago. Just wondering what ot could be?

My son (15 years) has a decent size mark on the back of his neck that has appeared about a month ago. Just wondering what ot could be?

Skin lesions: Most skin lesions will require an in person examination for meaningful insight. Requesting a virtual consult will allow you to download a picture which may help determine the significance as well. ...Read more

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My son had had what looks like dirt on his neck for months.....well it keeps coming back. On facebook I saw someone s post about pre diebetic.

My son had had what looks like dirt on his neck for months.....well it keeps coming back. On facebook I saw someone s post about pre diebetic.

Acanthosis: The changes in the skin associated with diabetes (acanthosis) is typically associated with type 2 diabetes in older children and adults, and it doesn't go away (which you imply it does but then comes back). I've never seen acanthosis on an infant. The best thing is to have your child's pediatrician take a look at it - if only to relieve your fears. ...Read more

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One day it's my right side of trapezius &post. Neck area that hurts next day it's left (no pain in right).It's been this way for 2 months. What is it?

Superior trapezius: Neck pain that alters from one side to the other in a twenties male suggests spasms of the superior trapezium muscles. Etiology might be sought in ergonomics of the workplace. Chronic tilted postures of the neck can arouse these kinds of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a pain on the left side of my neck for months now and it continues to get worse but doctors I have seen say it is nothing what could it be?

I have had a pain on the left side of my neck for months now and it continues to get worse but doctors I have seen say it is nothing what could it be?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be from a variety of reasons, from musculoskeletal to nerve impingement problems. There can also be less obvious conditions such as fibromyalgia or depression. It's best to keep following up with your doctors until you get a better understanding of what could be the problem. All the best. ...Read more