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How can I get rid of the pain and stiffness in my neck?

How can I get rid of the pain and stiffness in my neck?

See a Doc: I would recommend a consultation with a physiatrist who is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of these types of conditions. He/she will be able to give you a diagnosis and then prescribe a program (usually physical therapy, sometimes meds, sometimes injections) to help you. ...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


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How can I get rid of pain in my thumb due to tenderdonttis?

How  can I  get  rid of pain in my thumb due to tenderdonttis?

Rest: You should rest the thumb from activities that are exacerbating the pain, take antiinflammatory medication and purchase a brace to help stabilize the thumb. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pressure in my head and pain in my upper back?

How can I get rid of pressure in my head and pain in my upper back?

Osteopathic treatmnt: A cause must first be determined.An osteopathic dr can do all the md-style tests to determine if there is a disease process at work.She can also do a hands-on exam to determine if the cause is musculoskeletal - much head/upper back pain/pressure starts at the skull base or upper ribs & can often be easily corrected by osteopathic manipulation; on the spot. Check with your local osteopathic doc. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this tightness in the back of neck?

How do I get rid of this tightness in the back of neck?

If there's no injury: you are young and it's likely chronic strain...possibly from texting, body building, or other muscular movement. First stop or cut way down on anything that seems to cause or aggravate the tightness. Next is to apply heat, preferably moist, for 15-10 minutes as often as you can, at least 4x daily. One supplement that might help is Magnesium. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can't hurt. Next step is rx muscle relaxant ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the pain in my shoulder blade?

Have it evaluated: First, find out what is causing it. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the pain below my neck that's in the middle of my shoulder blades?

How can I get rid of the pain below my neck that's in the middle of my shoulder blades?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of numbness in the skin above my knee?

How can I get rid of numbness in the skin above my knee?

Numbness: When you identify and treat the cause of the numbness, then you will get red of it. More history and a physical exam is needed to direct you in the right direction. ...Read more

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There is pain in between my shoulders and neck (lower and on the sides)..How can I get rid of it?

Various therapies: After ascertaining it doesn't have a neurological origin and removing of any causative activity or posture pt for heat, ultrasound and other modalities with the doctor possibly providing carefully placed trigger point injections. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the pain in my neck?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How to get rid of pain in neck shoulder and upper back?

How to get rid of pain in neck shoulder and upper back?

Ice, rest massage: Ice packs, rest and massage and antiinflammatories can be very helpful. You might need physical therapy but first an evaluation with a doctor to make sure you have no neurological findings. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of imflimation in my knees?

How can I get rid of imflimation in my knees?

C an ortho guy: 1st u need ortho xam & x-rays & possible labs 2 find the cause then a rx plan can b recommended. Knees r inflamed 4 a reason so find out why then go from there. ...Read more

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My lower back is hurting and knots by my hips. How can I get some kind of relief?

My lower back is hurting and knots by my hips. How can I get some kind of relief?

Physical therapies: Sounds musculoskeletal, interestingly on both sides. Possibly strain/sprain of lower spine and/or pelvic muscles & ligaments. An osteopath or physiatrist should be able to discern cause. Physical therapy, massage, & acupuncture might offer treatment. The largest joint in the axial spine is sacroiliac joint, which at 17 square centimeters is a large target for acute & repetative mechanical stress. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain in my back and legs?

How can I relieve the pain in my back and legs?

See adoctor: You need a diagnosis to find out where the pain is coming from and then figure out how to get rid of the cause of the problem./. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a pain in my foot?

See a podiatrist: Would need more information about type of pain and location to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pain on my neck?

How to get rid of pain on my neck?

Insufficient info: You have not provided information about yourself, age , sex, occupation, issues exasperating or relieving the pain, how long, any rash etc. If the pain has persisted more than two weeks, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of "tingling" sensation in my jaw?

How to get rid of "tingling" sensation in my jaw?

Answer is obvious: If your car was making a funny sound, would you think, "How can I get rid of that funny sound?" or would you think, "I need to take my car in to the mechanic to find out what's making that sound so HE can get rid of the sound"? It's just as true in medicine as in auto repair: First diagnosis, THEN treatment. How can you "get rid" of something when you don't know what is causing that something? ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mucus in the back of my nose/throat?

How can I get rid of mucus in the back of my nose/throat?

Nasal discharge: Sometimes the most effective remedies are the simplest. Nasal saline sprays, Neti Pots, or other nasal irrigation systems are quite effective. You can also try guaifenesin orally, which is available over the counter as an expectorant in numerous brand name formulations. If problems persist or worsen, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of muscle spasms/twitches from the back of my neck and head? It's annoying and hard to sleep with

How do I get rid of muscle spasms/twitches from the back of my neck and head? It's annoying and hard to sleep with

Try magnesium: tablets over the counter or get your Dr to prescribe it or muscle relaxer prescription..You could also try potassium supplement and see if that helps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle pains in your back?

Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more