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How do I ease a constant stiff neck on one side of my neck?

How do I ease a constant stiff neck on one side of my neck?

PT and more: If you haven't seen your doctor i would suggest a visit for an evaluation. Stiffness may be due to muscle spasm or arthritic changes or other. An xray could show if you have any arthritic changes. A physical therapist can help with releasing muscle tightness, reviewing posture, a stretching and strengthening program. Medications (both oral and topical) as well as injections might be helpful too. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more


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Hey I've had a bulge on the right side of my spine, on my neck, for over four years now. I get very bad neck pain which causes migraines. Any ideas?

Hey I've had a bulge on the right side of my spine, on my neck, for over four years now. I get very bad neck pain which causes migraines. Any ideas?

Bulge for 4 years?: See your doctor and have this identified. Do you mean scoliosis (lateral curve that appears as a hump or bulge?) Or a mass that you've had for 4 years? This needs to be seen by your doctor if it's causing you to have migraines, neck pain or anything else. Without a physical exam, we can't tell you you're diagnosis, but your doctor can! So time for a check up. ...Read more

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I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?

I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?

Soft tissue: At your age, the pain is most likely due to soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis) or deconditioning or possibly early degenerative disc. If you have had symptoms > 6 weeks i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do ?

I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do ?

A neck problem: You clinical picture could be due to a cervical spine sprain/strain with probably radiculitus of cervical spinal nerves:Go to see a Orthopedic for evaluation and management of you neck problem. ...Read more

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Neck pain on my right side? Recently I've had a stiff neck cause by a lot of shoulder tension. I put some ice on my neck it burns and is very tender.

Neck pain on my right side? Recently I've had a stiff neck cause by a lot of shoulder tension. I put some ice on my neck it burns and is very tender.

Muscle spasm: Sounds like some spasming of the muscles. Ice is a good choice. Try some icy-hot cream or patches. See your chiropractor as soon as possible and take ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. A massage therapist may help as well. ...Read more

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What can I do, to get rid of this pain, its in the back of my neck, runs up left side my skull to front. I have tried heat packs and ice.

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What can I do, to get rid of this pain, its in the back of my neck, runs up left side my skull to front. I have tried heat packs and ice.

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I suspect that your pain might be due to pinched nerve. I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I think i pulled a muscle in my neck from picking my son up. It is stiff and sore on left side can't move head to left and right. What can I do 4 it?

I think i pulled a muscle in my neck from picking my son up. It is stiff and sore on left side can't move head to left and right. What can I do 4 it?

Ice, rest, NSAIDS: I agree you may have pulled a muscle. Rest (if possible with a young child) , ice (20 minutes 3 x day), antiinflammatories and/or tylenol (acetaminophen). If does not improve, go see your family physician. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing neck pain.also I feel pain on the back of my head and ear, what to do?

MD or DC: If you prefer to take medications then I would see your physician for evaluation. If you prefer not to take medications then seeing a chiropractor is an alternative. If you have pain radiating into your arms or numbness/tingling in the arms you should see the physician first. ...Read more

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Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Likely a lymph node: The lymph nodes are part of your body defense system that helps clean up body serum contaminated by infections.There are many located throughout the head and neck & a strep throat will generally trigger swelling in those at the junction of your neck and jaw on one or both sides. ...Read more

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I'm having some pain in the back of my neck. When I lean my head back I feel a lot of pressure at the base of my neck. What can I do to relieve this type of pain?

Why do you have a pa: in in the neck? You should be seen by your doc to help determine the cause of the pain in your neck, Once we know that then we can figure out a reasonable solution for you. ...Read more

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I have sore pain on top of my head only when I touch it shoots to the back of my eyes.I also have neck pain back of neck ?

Consult your doctor: I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I would definitely go to visit your doctor. If you have had trauma to your head, there are a set of conditions to look for. If you have not had any trauma to your head, there are other things to consider. The pain in your neck is a separate issue. ...Read more

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Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have? Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.

Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have?    Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.

RULE OUT MONO: You have upper respiratory infection most likely associated with lymph nodes emergent in the neck you need to be on two week courses of antibiotic and reevaluate might need to rule out mono if the lymph nodes persist in spite of the antibiotic treatment either way you need to go and see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have tenderness in the back left side of my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. hurts when i turn my head and neck. ?

I have tenderness in the back left side of  my head and neck it is giving me a headache on my left side. hurts when i turn my head and neck. ?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like spasm or inflammation in the neck muscles causing the headache. I would see your chiropractor for treatments and take NSAIDs. Moist heat may also help ...Read more

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I have headaches neck pain decreased range of neck motion feel dizzy at times. Also the bumps on the back of my head r gone i think cuz of swelling?

I have headaches neck pain decreased range of neck motion feel dizzy at times. Also the bumps on the back of my head r gone i think cuz of swelling?

Clarification: Is this all the time or these symptoms come and go during the course of the day? If these are persistent you may benefit from being evaluated by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have neck pain at both sides of neck today after 1month of whiplash injury.wht shud I do.& why am I getting it now??neck exercises will help?

I have neck pain at both sides of neck today after 1month of whiplash injury.wht shud I do.& why am I getting it now??neck exercises will help?

WAD: Whiplash Associated Disorders are thoroughly covered in my book, Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now. It is only in English. Exercises, esp. isometric, are excellent treatment and pain relief. An x-ray should rule out any danger from isokinetic or other exercises. ...Read more

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