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Shoulder & neck pain for long time (years). Looks only muscle pain, tried physical therapies &massage,helps sort period. Looking for long term solutio?

Shoulder & neck pain for long time (years). Looks only muscle pain, tried physical therapies &massage,helps sort period. Looking for long term solutio?

NSAID: I suspect that you may be having muscle and shoulder pain as a consequence of referred pain arising actually from some arthritis changes in the neck. There are no cures. OTC NSAIDs such as Naproxen and Ibuprofen may give you upwards of 30 to 60% relief of your symptoms. If you have no problems that would prevent you from using them them consider a NSAID trial for 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What's most effective for chronic back pain?

What's most effective for chronic back pain?

Lots to do: Lets assume the pain is not from something serious or a herniated disk, stenosis or anything pathologic. Exercise to sthengthen abdominal muscles and the muscles in your back, stretching, care to avoid bending and twisting at the same time, anti-inflammatories or tylenol, (acetaminophen) heat, good body posture and body mechanics (lifting correctly), weight reduction are a good start.Exercise and walk or swim. ...Read more

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Has anyone found a cure for serious neck and back pain, numb arms?

Has anyone found a cure for serious neck and back pain, numb arms?

See a specialist: These symptoms and signs could mean a serious spine problem you need to see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for severe lowere back spasms aside from muscle relaxers and pain pills?

What is the best cure for severe lowere back spasms aside from muscle relaxers and pain pills?

Cure Difficult: Some attention to finding out the cause of your spasm is necessary. Cures are difficult of most causes of muscle spasm but with attention to local conditions like trigger points, the use of therapeutic exercise such demonstrated by a physical therapist can be valuable. Also, don't overlook, activity like yoga or pilates which over time can help tremendously. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic nausea/vomiting, with abdominal pain, muscle pain/issues in arms and legs for 1 year and gets worse over time?

Multiple pains. : Narcotic pain medications, especially short acting narcotics, and other narcotic related street drugs might induce such kind condition. If you have prolonged pain medication use or street drug use you need discuss with your primary physician and seek help. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for upper back pain and neck pain?

What are good treatments for upper back pain and neck pain?

Many treatments: Massage, chiropractic, physical therapy treatments, ultrasound, medical management, daily stretching, yoga, pilates, swimming, very light weights. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain between my shoulder blades and my sternum is sore. Omt, muscle relaxers, and pain killers help temporarily. Is there a fix?

Cure not likely: If investigations have proved normal then pain is most likely coming from thoracic spine and usual cause is osteo arthritis. Only pain management is possible. ...Read more

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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

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What could cause reacurring severe body aches. Mostly legs buttocks back chest neck. Ongoing on and off for 10 years.

What could cause reacurring severe body aches. Mostly legs buttocks back chest neck. Ongoing on and off for 10 years.

Food allergy: It could be something you eat that your body does not like and it could be causing igg food allergy problems. Yoyu need to see a doctor who can look into those type of problems for you. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025 or shingles... be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! ...Read more

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What is the faster cure for back muscle spasm ?

What is the faster cure for back muscle spasm ?

Can take: Muscle relaxers especially at bedtime to try to break that cycle. Tizanidine is a good generic to take at night and a good muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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What could cause upper neck/back of head pain, facial pains that come and go, muscle spasms, eye strain, could my meds been doing it?

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain for 5 years and now face pain on that side as well. MRI/trigeminal tests= good, neurologist think it's my neck. Can neck cause face?

Chronic neck pain for 5 years and now face pain on that side as well.  MRI/trigeminal tests= good, neurologist think it's my neck. Can neck cause face?

Tough one: Without having more results, its difficult to tell. It might be. One way to start narrowing down the cause is to do some nerve blocks. If you block a nerve as a test run and the pain temporarily goes away then you know its that nerve. Several nerves can be responsible for face pain depending on the area. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Yes : If the presentation us primarily muscular symptoms, massage can give temporary relief but does not address the underlying cause or causes unless it was muscular in origin. Otherwise, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment can range from time, medication, exercise and sometimes injections ...Read more

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Mystery diagnosis: 24/7 constant aching soreness in my eyes and forehead for 3 years. Are there any treatments for this?

Mystery diagnosis: 24/7 constant aching soreness in my eyes and forehead for 3 years. Are there any treatments for this?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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What treatments work for chronic back pain ?

What treatments work for  chronic back pain ?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. ...Read more