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First My Neck Was Hurting Now My Back Aches
Lately my head has been hurting toward the lower back of my head. My neck also hurts and last night I got dizzy. What's wrong?
Neck pain: May be musculoskeletal strain in neck not uncommon if you work at a computer and it is not positioned ergonomically ( top of screen at eye level). Can also be strep, mycoplasma, lyme or subclinical herpes I ( in which case I have given acyclovir ) You may consider Lysine 1500 mg /day x 7 days for herpes also. Follow up with doctor/urgent care in next 24-48 hours. ...Read more
Have been having upper back pain for weeks now. Today it went into my neck and all down my right arm into my thumb.
Nerve pain: Neck and back pain with radiation to arm might represent a nerve pain. It can be from either spinal stenosis, or ruptured disc, or nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, injections ... You should seek help from a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started w/ lower back pain last Wed. Pain started moving up my back on Fri. Today I had all over back pain along with a stiff neck right side. Why?
Please see doctor: You don't say where you're bleeding from. So not knowing, my best suggestion is to see your doctor today. If s/he is not available, go to emergency room. ...Read more
I popped my back two weeks ago hurt my back couldn't move for a couple days. Sence been hurting on/off. Noticed painful bump on my spine what is it?
Need more info: its near impossible to diagnose what you have without a proper examination X-rays, and possibly a CT or MRI of the spine. This sounds traumatic, but the severity of the trauma to the vertebrae, discs, and spinal cord cannot be evaluated without more information. Go see an ortho-spine doc ASAP ...Read more
Today my lower back started hurting. It hurts a lot when walking. I herd a pop in my back and then started having tingling in my toes on oneside.?
Maybe a disk rupture: This could be coming from an acute disk tear and rupture. The disk tear hurts in the back, and if disk material pushes out the tear into the space where the nerves to and from the legs are, it irritates the nerve, causing numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain. The leg pain may follow later than the tingling because inflammation takes time to develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: Sounds like you have sciatica, which is a syndrome of lower back pain with leg numbness, weakness or pain due to compression or irritation of sciatic nerve. It is commonly caused by disc bulging. Your sciatic nerve could be pinched due to tight muscles in your buttock (pyriformis muscle) or pelvic trauma. Would try anti-inflammatory or pain meds and heat/ice. Physical therapy is helpful for this. ...Read more
I have this bad back pain in my lower back i was helping move stuff that's when my back started hurting chould I have pulled something?
I landed heavily on my back at rugby months ago and had back spasms at the time. Now i'm still tight and sore. Osteo just cracks my back. Still sore?
Back soreness: Muscles spasm from an injury can last for some time if not treated long enough, for daily activities like sports/lifting/etc can exacerbate it. If bony structures of back are ok, doc might prescribe a muscle relaxer, which u can combine with otc NSAID for pain & inflammation. Moist heat & therapeutic massage help, too. ...Read more
I fell last week and hit my face. Yesterday I woke up and my lymph node was swollen under my jaw And now my jaw line hurts. but teeth dont. what cause?
Face trauma: Sadly, without an exam no one can determine if you fractured your jaw. You at least need an xray. Jaw fractures going undiagnosed can result in bone loss and infection, requiring further more invasive surgery than would have been necessary if the fractured had been diagnosed early on. See an oral surgeon ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The left side of my neck hurts when I swallow. It was hurting till earlier and I believe I popped my neck before it started hurting. Help?
Neck pain: This discomfort could be from a muscular strain or the beginning of a throat infection. With an infection the whole throat usually becomes involved and reddend within a day. If a muscle is strained or inflammed, tenderness and discomfort on turning and twisting is present. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Earlier my back upper left ribs started hurting in the car. After the car jerked, my bak started hurtin n was stiff. Stopped.The rib pain isnt new. Y?
See chiro: Sounds like a musculoskeletal issue. Otc meds will help until you see your chiropractor ...Read more
I hurt my back a year ago. Now back pain is gone. Ever since then I've had pain in my right leg from my calf to my hip. Hurts more when sitting. ?
Let's get some help: This sounds like ligament/tendon strain or possibly a bursitis (inflammation of a bursa (a sac of fluid)). However a nerve could be getting trapped. I have found that seeing a physical therapist, results in decreased pain, increased movement and help in diagnosis. See a physical therapist and get moving today!!! ...Read more
Last resort: Prednisone is usually a last resort - if nothing else works and the problem is really bad. If you only use it a short time, taper off and not too often - the side effects go away. But it is up to you (and those who care for you). If you'd prefer the sinus problem - taper off and get the best symptom relief you can. Otherwise tolerate side effects for a short time. Best! ...Read more
Neck arthritis: Your symptoms must have a thorough history ; physical exam to properly evaluate and consider diagnostic choices. If you have recently over used your neck to extend, flex or twist or had any potential injury to the spine, that could be contributory. God did not design our necks adequately to prevent early degenerative disease. Awaiting a complete eval., a soft collar or cervical pillow may help. ...Read more
I have cervical disk disze and it started in my neck my 4th disk in my neck cracked like 3 years ago i had a MRI and now my upper middel back hurts?
Maybe migraine?: Some women will get a severe headache when they have their period, called a menstrual migraine. They can be very painful and make doing normal tasks hard. If you have a severe headache with your periods, talk to your health care provider to discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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