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Fizzing Noise Back Neck
Cure, Unlikely...: Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more
Consider: Suggest stretching before and get up frequently for 15 seconds to stretch during prolonged sitting. Stretch neck, mid and lower back. Maintain good posture with a chair with good arch support or pillow. Have good lighting and make sure your reading glasses prescription is accurate so you aren't bent over like a "c" and strain your neck and back muscles. Consider a chiropractic visit for adjustment. ...Read more
Neck pain/swelling: Can result from trauma/injury such as whiplash, from working with head/neck bent forward, infection, neoplasm. Direct trauma may cause contusions, hematomas, edema, muscle spasm. Persistent problems should be evaluated by doc. Moist heat, stretching exercises, nsaids, massage, physical therapy can lessen pain & spasm. See doc if not improving. ...Read more
Slow & steady & safe: Neck tightness can be slowly and carefully remedied by gently rotating the neck trying to tough your chin to each shoulder, bending the neck sideways to have the ears touch the shoulders and bending forward with chin toward chest and backward with chin toward the sky. ...Read more
WHAT do you have?: Please try again and tell us WHAT you have in the back middle of the neck? Lump, pain, sore, blister, rash? ...Read more
Neck x-ray is dedicated to the neck, a complete study is an ap, lat, r&l obliques as well as a swimmers view to visualize the lowest cerv segment and t1.
L spine is an ap, lat, r&l obliques & a coned lat of the l_s junction. ...Read more
See your doctor: This ahs to be evaluated in person by your doctor. ...Read more
Pain at the top: Her back? Could be cervical disc syndrome, if it is bothering u see u lpcp for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Depends: If you have long standing anxiety, see your pcp and an ssri like zoloft or Celexa may help. If this is pain from recent acute stress or anxiety, some topical anesthetic like bengay with some tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuptofen, and maybe a massage and warm bath may be more beneficial to work out the muscle cramp. But you should see your pcp to discuss further. ...Read more
Previous 24 hours: Many times this senerio relates to activity in tthe previuous days activities. If you have been doing something that inflames the joints or muscles you may not have noticed while you are active and when you sleep the inflammation effect are noticed as the active movement ceases. It could also be your mattress. Try other mattresses and try 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) prior to bed. ...Read more
Several possiblities: Sounds muscle or vertebral dysf. Other considerations could be tumors, enlarged thyroid, swollen lymph nodes, etc.-all depending on location, duration, type of pain. A visit to your osteopathic dr would be in order. Since he/she has both md=style training as well as the ability to do all diagnostic tests, incl. Hands-on diagnosis & treatment, he can diagnose & often treat & cure your pain on the spot. ...Read more
Neck pain: Hi ~ get an xray FIRST to confirm cervical spondylosis and degree. Get an experienced massage therapist or PT, for range of motion massage and mild extension. IBUPROFEN, and tincture of prayer, because arthritis in the neck and give quite persistent pain. I know it too well! If you start getting pins and needles go see the doc! Good luck! ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Warm compresses: Cold tends to make muscles tighten more; moist heat increases blood flow and decreases pain and spasm. Mild range-of-motion exercises help stretch & relax the muscles. Nsaids (aleve/motrin etc if tolerated by stomach) can reduce pain & inflammation. Do not mix with blood thinners) magnesium (low dose) can help relax muscles. Therapeutic massage is helpful. ...Read more
Depends on reason: Simple therapies, like massage, cold or possibly gentle heat might help but if this persists, you should be evaluated to see if formal physical therapy is more appropriate or if there is something more worrisome. Use of simple analgesics if you can take, like and anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen or naprosyn) might be appropriate to try. If they don't help, seek assistance from practitioner. ...Read more
See ortho: If you have problem moving from the pain, you need to consult an orthopedic doctor ASAP. Waiting may lead to further damage. ...Read more
You're Normal: If you are not hurting and it doesn't hurt when your press that is normal, nothing to worry about. If you are in pain and can't find the pain when your press, then it suggests something deeper is the cause of your pain and needs further evaluation. ...Read more
Muscle strain.: Many of the muscles that are in the back of your neck extend further down your back. (trapezius, levator scapulae, rhomboids). So when you injure it, the pain can radiate further down. ...Read more
I am having serious neck pains & now it has proceeded to my back & shoulders and I am 45 years old?
Neck pain: This could represent a irritation in the cervical region. The nerves in the cervical region supply upper bach neck and shoulder. ...Read more
I've recently noticed some discoloration in a line across the back of my neck. What could cause this?
Sign of problems??: If this is a dark discoloration of your skin that forms a long line at back of your neck, it can mean problems. Those that are getting heavy may find this as a signal of a pre diabetic state. Check with your doc. ...Read more
Are there some exercises to cure a neck disk? Can it be moved back to its position through exercising?
Yes: Good posture, exercises and a healthy lifestyle will increase the chances of a disk going back to its position (resorption). Now, this depend on the extent of the herniation and your lifestyle (exercises, posture, etc). Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I was violently sick last weds and since Saturday I've had a bad neck and back. Could this be to so with that?
Plenty: Having neck and back pain from an illness is common and depends on what your sickness entailed. If you were in a car crash, flu like illness, or have meningitis all these symptoms are possible. I would suggest you see your doctor as soon as you can to ascertain the write diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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